quantum computer


Definition of quantum computer

: a computer that takes advantage of the quantum properties of qubits to perform certain types of calculation extremely quickly compared to conventional computers

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quantum computing noun
A "geek at heart," Samet, 34, is fascinated by quantum computing, a still-emerging field that involves the behavior of subatomic particles in computing. — Karen Breslau

First Known Use of quantum computer

1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Quantum computer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantum%20computer. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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