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- noun Quantum theory, especially the quantum theory of the structure and behavior of atoms and molecules.
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- noun physics The branch of
physicswhich studies matterand energyat the level of atomsand other elementary particles, and substitutes probabilisticmechanisms for classical Newtonianones.
- noun uncountable, by extension Something overly
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- noun the branch of quantum physics that accounts for matter at the atomic level; an extension of statistical mechanics based on quantum theory (especially the Pauli exclusion principle)
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