quantum leap

noun
|Updated on: 15 Jun 2018

Definition of quantum leap

: an abrupt change, sudden increase, or dramatic advance

Examples of quantum leap in a Sentence

  1. Prices have taken a quantum leap upward.

  2. The new drug is a quantum leap in the fight against cancer.

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First Known Use of quantum leap

1956

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  • : a sudden large change, development, or improvement


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