quantize

verb quan·tize \ ˈkwän-ˌtīz \
Updated on: 7 Jan 2018

Definition of quantize

quantized; quantizing
transitive verb
1 : to subdivide (something, such as energy) into small but measurable increments
2 : to calculate or express in terms of quantum mechanics

quantization

play \ˌkwän-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

quantizer

play \ˈkwän-ˌtī-zər\ noun

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Origin and Etymology of quantize

quantum


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quantize

transitive verb quan·tize
variants: also British quantise play \ˈkwänt-ˌtīz\

medical Definition of quantize

quantized also British quantised; quantizing also British quantising
1 : to subdivide (as energy) into small but measurable increments
2 : to calculate or express in terms of quantum mechanics

quantization

also British quantisation play \ˌkwän-tə-ˈzā-shən\ noun

quantizer

also British quantiser play \ˈkwän-ˌtī-zər\ noun

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