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Quantize

[kwon-tahyz] /ˈkwɒn taɪz/

verb (used with object), quantized, quantizing.
1.
Mathematics, Physics. to restrict (a variable quantity) to discrete values rather than to a continuous set of values.
2.
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.
/ˈkwɒntaɪz/
verb (transitive)
1.
(physics) to restrict (a physical quantity) to one of a set of values characterized by quantum numbers
2.
(maths) to limit (a variable) to values that are integral multiples of a basic unit
quantize
(kwŏn’tīz’)
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.

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• Quantity theory

noun 1. (economics) a theory stating that the general price level varies directly with the quantity of money in circulation and the velocity with which it is circulated, and inversely with the volume of production expressed by the total number of money transactions

• Quantized

[kwon-tahyz] /ˈkwɒn taɪz/ verb (used with object), quantized, quantizing. 1. Mathematics, Physics. to restrict (a variable quantity) to discrete values rather than to a continuous set of values. 2. 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. […]

• Quantometer

/kwɑnˈtɒmɪtə/ noun 1. (engineering) a spectroscopic instrument for measuring the percentage of different metals present in a sample

• Quantong

[kwon-tong] /ˈkwɒnˌtɒŋ/ noun 1. .

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