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Quantum Meaning & Definition
Quantum Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Quantum?

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

Synonyms | Synonyms for Quantum: amount | measure | quantity

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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

Quantum In Webster's Dictionary

\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.}

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