from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A quantity or amount.
- n. A specified portion.
- n. Something that can be counted or measured.
- n. Physics The smallest amount of a physical quantity that can exist independently, especially a discrete quantity of electromagnetic radiation.
- n. Physics This amount of energy regarded as a unit.
- adj. Relating to or based upon quantum mechanics.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of a change, sudden or discrete, without intermediate stages.
- adj. Of a change, significant.
- adj. Involving quanta
- adj. Relating to a quantum computer
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Quantity; amount.
- n. A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which has quantity; a concrete quantity.
- n. A prescribed, proper, or sufficient amount.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory
- n. (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)
~ Hidden order found in a quantum spin liquid -- An international team, including scientists from the London Centre for Nanotechnology, has detected a hidden magnetic quantum order that extends over chains of 100 atoms in a ceramic without classical magnetism.
The word quantum is thrown around a lot these days in media like in the film What the Bleep Do We Know?
In 1902, two years after the physicist Max Planck first coined the term quantum to describe the core reality of light, a young British writer named James Allen penned a little book entitled As a Man Thinketh, which drew its title and its message from the biblical verse “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”
While the word quantum is now used as an exotic adjective to augment the sales of everything from diets to fishing tackle, the connection proposed here is not trivial.
The word "quantum" does not even appear in Ecklund's index.
Satar is ready to make what he calls a quantum leap.
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WOLF: The mind is a process, and it's related to what is happening at the level of what we call the quantum field of reality.
I have discovered in my research with consumers what I call the quantum theory of shopping, which in one simple equation, that even the mathematically challenged can understand, explains all shopping behavior.
At least, what they called quantum physics back then, even though they had no idea that—