Quantum

Adjective

  • (physics) Involving quanta.
  • (informal) Of a change, significant.
  • Of a change, sudden or discrete, without intermediate stages.
  • (computing theory) Relating to a quantum computer.

Noun

  • (mathematics) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary.
  • (physics) The smallest possible, and therefore indivisible, unit of a given quantity or quantifiable phenomenon. [from 20th c.]
  • The amount or quantity observably present, or available. [from 18th c.]
  • (now chiefly South Asia) The total amount of something; quantity. [from 17th c.]

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