# quantum

## Definitions

### General Science

### Computing

### Electronics

- For a given
__physical__ __phenomenon__, such as __electromagnetic radiation__, the smallest __quantity__, such as that of __energy__, that can exist independently. For such __phenomena__, any quantity above this can only exist in multiples of this __unit__. In the case of light, for, instance, energy can be absorbed or radiated only in multiples of these __discrete__ packages called photons. - A quantum (1) utilized as a unit. For example, the quantum of electromagnetic radiation is the
__photon__, which is also called __light quantum__. - Any given quantity which can be counted or measured.
- symbolQ
- synonymquantized value
- One of the finite values derived from a quantity or
__phenomenon__ with an infinitely __variable__ range of values, through the __process__ of __quantization__ (1). Also called quantum (2).

### Law

- noun an amount of
__damages__

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