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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Quantum \Quan"tum\, n.; pl. Quanta. [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See Quantity,]
Quantity; amount. ``Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges.''
(Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary.
--W. K. Clifford.
Quantum meruit[L., as much as he merited] (Law), a count in an action grounded on a promise that the defendant would pay to the plaintiff for his service as much as he should deserve.
Quantum sufficit, or Quantum suff. [L., as much suffices] (Med.), a sufficient quantity; -- abbreviated q. s. in pharmacy.
Quantum valebat[L., as much at it was worth] (Law), a count in an action to recover of the defendant, for goods sold, as much as they were worth.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1610s, "one's share or portion," from Latin quantum (plural quanta) "as much as, so much as; how much? how far? how great an extent?" neuter singular of correlative pronomial adjective quantus "as much" (see quantity). Introduced in physics directly from Latin by Max Planck, 1900; reinforced by Einstein, 1905. Quantum theory is from 1912; quantum mechanics, 1922; quantum jump is first recorded 1954; quantum leap, 1963, often figurative.
a. 1 Of a change, sudden or discrete, without intermediate stages. 2 (context informal English) Of a change, significant. 3 (context physics English) Involving quanta. n. 1 (context now chiefly South Asia English) The total amount of something; quantity. (from 17th c.) 2 The amount or quantity observably present, or available. (from 18th c.) 3 (context physics English) The smallest possible, and therefore indivisible, unit of a given quantity or quantifiable phenomenon. (from 20th c.) 4 (context math English) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary.
n. a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantum in quantum theory
(physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)
[also: quanta (pl)]
A quantum is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction in physics.
Quantum may also refer to:
Quantum is an Australian television show about science and technology that aired on ABC television for 16 years. It aired its last episode on 26 April 2001, and has been replaced by Catalyst.
Quantum is a color vector arcade game designed by General Computer Corp. for Atari Inc. and released in December 1982. The premise of the game is related loosely to quantum physics in that the player directs a probe with a trackball to encircle atomic "particles" for points, without touching various other particles. Once the particles are surrounded by the probe's tail they are destroyed.
Quantum is the third studio album by instrumental rock/ progressive metal supergroup Planet X, released in 2007 (see release history) through Inside Out Music. Guitarist Allan Holdsworth was originally slated to feature on most tracks, but ended up not finishing the project. As a result, his solos remain only on "Desert Girl" and "The Thinking Stone".
Quantum is a software package and programming language for statistical survey data validation and manipulation and tabulation. Originally developed by Quantime to run on Unix systems, it was incorporated into SPSS Inc.'s SPSS MR product line 1 after its acquisition of Quantime on September 1997.
In physics, a quantum (plural: quanta) is the minimum amount of any physical entity involved in an interaction. Behind this, one finds the fundamental notion that a physical property may be "quantized," referred to as "the hypothesis of quantization". This means that the magnitude of the physical property can take on only certain discrete values.
For example, a photon is a single quantum of (visible) light as well as a single quantum of all other forms of electromagnetic radiation, and can be referred to as a "light quantum". The energy of an electron bound to an atom is also quantized, and thus can only exist in certain discrete values. As a result, atoms are stable, and hence matter in general is stable.
As incorporated into the theory of quantum mechanics, this quantization of the energy of electrons and the resulting implications are regarded by physicists as part of the fundamental framework for understanding and describing nature.
Quantum: Einstein, Bohr, and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality is a science history book written by Manjit Kumar. It was released on October 16, 2008.
Usage examples of "quantum".
The most astonishing thing was that her conception of the cosmos was basically the same as the one I had sketched out back at Cal Tech, an infinite number of anthropic universes shuffling and reshuffling, combining on a quantum level.
When the next quantum jump comes, from automated self-servicing machinery that can produce all the goods we want with hardly any human intervention, what happens to the Protestant Ethic?
What Prospero and Caliban, two characters from an ancient Shakespearean play, are doing waiting for us on this real Earth, and why the quantum basis for the entire solar system is being screwed up by these Brane Holes that keep popping up.
The malpractice stuff had been more than enough to seriously disrupt and alter his life, but this criminal nonsense was a quantum leap worse, like throwing salt into a mortal wound.
Nam praesidio e regione castrorum relicto et parva manu Metiosedum versus missa, quae tantum progrediatur, quantum naves processissent, reliquas copias contra Labienum duxerunt.
From the apparently indivisible quanta of physical energy, to the boundaries between the solid, liquid and gaseous states - the manyness of the energy patterns is prevented from becoming one homogeneous and ill-defined spectrum by threshold effects.
Earth will follow after which the Vile Offspring will core the planet like an apple, dismantle it into a cloud of newly formed quantum nanocomputers to add to their burgeoning Matrioshka brain.
Vile Offspring will core the planet like an apple, dismantle it into a cloud of newly formed quantum nanocomputers to add to their burgeoning Matrioshka brain.
Earth will follow -- after which the Vile Offspring will core the planet like an apple, and dismantle it into a cloud of newly formed quantum nanocomputers to add to their burgeoning Matrioshka brain.
Theoretically, no one is directly responsible for my execution, since the immutable laws of quantum theory pardon or condemn me from each microsecond to the next.
Extraordinary modulus of tensile strength approaches quantum limits, enabling use as skyline cable.
For science students and teachers, I hope this book will crystallize some of the foundational material of modern physics, such as special relativity, general relativity, and quantum mechanics, while conveying the contagious excitement of researchers closing in on the long-sought unified theory.
This quixotic quest isolated Einstein from the mainstream of physics, which, understandably, was far more excited about delving into the newly emerging framework of quantum mechanics.
Zero-one silicon switch, zero-one quantum foam bubbling up into prokaryote paramecium parakeet philosopher, what difference does it make?
These are the mysteries of the quanta, but perhaps the most important for us, is the following: Reality does not exist unless it is observed.