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Definition: 1. the smallest, indivisible unit of energy; 2. a measurable amount of something

Synonyms: smallest unit of measure

Antonyms: largest unit of measure

Tips: Quantum is a specialized word used in science to refer to the smallest, divisible unit of energy or a measurable amount of something. This will help you to better understand terms like "quantum physics" and "quantum mechanics."

Usage Examples:

In quantum physics, Einstein proposed that light is made up of discrete particles and called one quantum of light a photon. (smallest unit of energy)

Most people do not know what quantum physics is; it is simply the physics of the the smallest units of matter, like atoms. (smallest unit of energy)

Having to study the smallest units of energy, like atoms, electrons, protons, and neutrons, is what makes quantum physics so difficult, yet fascinating. (smallest unit of energy)

The study of mechanics is concerned with the motion of physical bodies, and with the forces that cause or limit these motions; so the study of quantum mechanics is this study, at the atomic level. (smallest unit of energy)

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