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quantum

quan·tum

quantum

 
pronunciation:
kwan tm
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Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: noun
inflections: quanta
definition 1: an irreducible quantity of energy, such as a photon of light.
definition 2: a discrete and irreducible unit of measurement, such as the spin of an elementary particle.
definition 3: any measurable amount, or a given quantity or portion.
a quantum of knowledgethe quantum of those designated as impoverished
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