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  • v. Alternative spelling of quantize.

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  • v. approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
  • v. apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor

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  • He reasoned that the application of precise quantise of rice and treacle - mixed up and made nice - would have a significant effect on the velocity of the weasel when the two the rice/treacle mixture and the weasel are brought together.

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  • Why not employ this to pump very large quantise of Sea Water on to the Deserts of the world.

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  • "The flaw in Minchin's argument is that trials to quantise the productivity improvements observed by businesses moving to ..."

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  • Some forecasts estimate the typhoon could take up to 24 hours to cross Taiwan which if verified could lead to vast quantise of rain falling.

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  • Perhaps I’m missing something, but I have heard that if you start with superstring theory and quantise it, then you are forced to use 10 dimensions.

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