[kwon-tahyz] /ˈkwɒn taɪz/
verb (used with object), quantized, quantizing.
Mathematics, Physics. to restrict (a variable quantity) to discrete values rather than to a continuous set of values.
Physics. to change the description of (a physical system) from classical to quantum-mechanical, usually resulting in discrete values for observable quantities, as energy or angular momentum.
(physics) to restrict (a physical quantity) to one of a set of values characterized by quantum numbers
(maths) to limit (a variable) to values that are integral multiples of a basic unit
To limit a variable or variables describing a physical system to discrete, distinct values. For example, the energy of electromagnetic radiation such as light at a given frequency must be an integer multiple of hν, where ν is the frequency and h is a Planck’s constant; electromagnetic energy is thus inherently quantized (in this case, photons are the quanta of energy). The distinct orbitals of electrons in an atom are also a case of quantized energy. Many apparently continuous phenomena turn out to be quantized at a very fine level or very small scale; quantum mechanics was developed in large part to explain many unexpected cases of quantization in the natural world.
[kwon-ti-teyt] /ˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪt/ verb (used with object), quantitated, quantitating. 1. to determine the of, especially with precision. n. 1952, from quantity + -ation. Related: Quantitate.
[kwon-ti-teyt] /ˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪt/ verb (used with object), quantitated, quantitating. 1. to determine the of, especially with precision.
noun 1. Chemistry. the analysis of a substance to determine the amounts and proportions of its chemical constituents. Compare . 2. Business. the use of especially computerized mathematical analysis to support decision making, make business forecasts or investment recommendations, etc. noun 1. See analysis (sense 4) quantitative analysis quan·ti·ta·tive analysis (kwŏn’tĭ-tā’tĭv) n. The testing of […]
[kwon-ti-tey-tiv] /ˈkwɒn tɪˌteɪ tɪv/ adjective 1. that is or may be estimated by quantity. 2. of or relating to the describing or measuring of quantity. 3. of or relating to a metrical system, as that of classical verse, based on the alternation of long and short, rather than accented and unaccented, syllables. 4. of or […]