clas·​si·​cal·​i·​ty | \ ˌkla-sə-ˈka-lə-tē How to pronounce classicality (audio) \

Definition of classicality

1 : the quality or state of being classic
2 : classical scholarship

Examples of classicality in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web What’s more, the experiments don’t cleanly rule out other ways to view the emergence of classicality. Philip Ball, WIRED, "Quantum Darwinism Could Explain What Makes Reality Real," 28 July 2019 Lots of replicas are needed if many observers are to agree on a measured value — a hallmark of classicality. Quanta Magazine, "Quantum Darwinism, an Idea to Explain Objective Reality, Passes First Tests," 22 July 2019

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First Known Use of classicality

1764, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Classicality.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 11 December 2019.

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