quantum state

noun

: any of various states of a physical system (such as an electron) that are specified by particular values of attributes (such as charge and spin) of the system and are characterized by a particular energy

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of quantum state was in 1921

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“Quantum state.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/quantum%20state. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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