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English noun: quantum

1. quantum (cognition) a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory


Broader (hypernym)quantity

2. quantum (cognition) (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)


Broader (hypernym)amount, measure, quantity


Narrower (hyponym)quasiparticle


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics









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