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- noun The branch of theoretical physics that mathematically represents subatomic particles as waves in fields, as in the theory of quantum electrodynamics.
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- noun physics, mathematics The
mathematicalbasis for quantum mechanicsin which lightand subatomic particleshave the characteristics of both wavesand particles.
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- noun the modern form of quantum theory; an extension of quantum mechanics based on Schrodinger's equation; atomic events are explained as interactions between particle waves
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