American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. That which has quantity; a concrete quantity.
- n. A prescribed, proper, or sufficient amount.
- adj. Of a change, sudden or discrete, without intermediate stages.
- adj. informal Of a change, significant.
- adj. physics Involving quanta
- adj. computing theory Relating to a quantum computer
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Quantity; amount.
- n. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary.
- 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)
- From Late Latin quantum, noun use of neuter form of Latin quantus ("how much"). (Wiktionary)
- Latin, from neuter of quantus, how great; see quantity. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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