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Meaning of QUANTUM

Pronunciation:  'kwântum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  how much there is of something that you can measure
  2. [n]  (physics) the smallest quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)
 

QUANTUM is a 7 letter word that starts with Q.

 

 Synonyms: amount, measure, quantity
 
 See Also: abstraction, chance, cordage, definite quantity, economic value, fundamental measure, fundamental quantity, indefinite quantity, interval, linear measure, long measure, magnetisation, magnetization, octane number, octane rating, period of play, play, playing period, probability, proof, quantity, relative quantity, system of measurement, time interval, time unit, unit of time, value, volume

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Quan"tum\, n.; pl. {Quanta}. [L., neuter of quantus how
great, how much. See {Quantity},]
1. Quantity; amount. ``Without authenticating . . . the
   quantum of the charges.'' --Burke.

2. (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.}

 
Computing Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

time slice

 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: The fundamental unit of electromagnetic energy.
 

 

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