HyperDic: quantum

English > 2 senses of the word quantum:
NOUNcognitionquantuma discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory
cognitionquantum(physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)
quantum > pronunciation
Soundskwaa'nahm; kwaa'ntahm
Rhymesabolitionism ... zirconium: 557 rhymes with ahm...
English > quantum: 2 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory.
BroaderquantityThe concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
Catalanquantitat, quàntum
Adjectivesquantalof or relating to a quantum or capable of existing in only one of two states
English > quantum: 2 senses > noun 2, cognition
Meaning(physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory).
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
NarrowerquasiparticleA quantum of energy (in a crystal lattice or other system) that has position and momentum and can in some respects be regarded as a particle
Broadermeasure, quantity, amountHow much there is or how many there are of something that you can quantify
Spanishcuanto
Catalanquantum, quàntum
Adjectivesquantal, quantizedof or relating to a quantum or capable of existing in only one of two states

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