quantize

verb

quan·​tize ˈkwän-ˌtīz How to pronounce quantize (audio)
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 noun
quantizer noun

Examples of quantize in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Small models rule in this space, but larger models can be quantized and optimized to run on device and in hybrid mode with cloud assist. Karl Freund, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 However, the ambient light sensor is of low sensitivity (at 1 lux level), and the contribution of screen fluctuation is heavily quantized to ≤5 bits per measurement. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 23 Jan. 2024 Some scientists, like Renate Loll, believe that gravity must be quantized; others, like Jonathan Oppenheim, would bet against that idea. Quanta Magazine, 21 Dec. 2023 In other words, the coupling strength between the target and the source is quantized into 0 and 1. IEEE Spectrum, 8 Dec. 2022 But in order for these to work and avoid the Zeno Paradox problem and Aliasing, the input signals must be locally smoothed before being digitized/quantized. Quanta Magazine, 12 Sep. 2023 Why are most theorists so sure that space-time is quantized? Thomas Lewton, Quanta Magazine, 10 July 2023 Under this theory, spacetime itself would become quantized, which would allow scientists to understand the behavior of large-scale spacetime through a quantum lens. Sarah Scoles, Scientific American, 19 Aug. 2023 Will experiments ever resolve if gravity is quantized or not? Thomas Lewton, Quanta Magazine, 10 July 2023

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Word History

Etymology

quantum

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of quantize was in 1920

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Cite this Entry

“Quantize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantize. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

quantize

transitive verb
quan·​tize
variants also British quantise
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 noun
also British quantisation
quantizer noun
also British quantiser
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