1. quantum

noun. ['ˈkwɑːntəm'] a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory.


  • scarcity


  • quantum (Latin)

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Rhymes with Quantum

  • sonum
  • bonum

Sentences with quantum

1. Noun, singular or mass
He might focus on quantum physics and theories such as the often-cited Schrodinger's cat thought experiment.

2. Adjective
Some technology experts believe teleportation could eventually lead to the production of lightning fast quantum computers.

Quotes about quantum

1. I do feel strongly that string theory is our best hope for making progress at unifying gravity and quantum mechanics.
- Brian Greene

2. It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.
- Michio Kaku, Hyperspace

3. Those who are not shocked when they first come across quantum theory cannot possibly have understood it.
- Niels Bohr, Essays 1932-1957 on Atomic Physics and Human Knowledge

2. quantum

noun. ['ˈkwɑːntəm'] (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory).


  • amount
  • quasiparticle
  • measure


  • nonstandard
  • misconception
  • sufficient
  • scarce


  • quantum (Latin)