[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.
/kwɑnˈtɒmɪtə/ noun 1. (engineering) a spectroscopic instrument for measuring the percentage of different metals present in a sample
[kwon-tong] /ˈkwɒnˌtɒŋ/ noun 1. .
[kwon-tuh m] /ˈkwɒn təm/ noun, plural quanta [kwon-tuh] /ˈkwɒn tə/ (Show IPA) 1. quantity or amount: the least quantum of evidence. 2. a particular amount. 3. a share or portion. 4. a large quantity; bulk. 5. Physics. adjective 6. sudden and significant: a quantum increase in productivity. [kwahn-too m soof-i-kit; English kwon-tuh m suhf-uh-sit] /ˈkwɑn […]
noun 1. the fundamental unit of information in a quantum computer, capable of existing in two states, 0 or 1, simultaneously or at a different time. quantum bit The smallest unit of information in a quantum computer. Unlike bits in classical systems, which are in one of two possible states labelled 1 and 0, a […]