Meaning of QUANTIZE in English

ˈkwän.ˌtīz transitive verb

( -ed/-ing/-s )

Etymology: quant um + -ize

1. : to express as multiples of a definite quantity


a. : to subdivide (as energy) into small finite increments

b. : to calculate or express (as the phenomena of radiation or photoelectric action) in terms of quantum mechanics

c. : to put into a definite quantum state

a quantized molecule

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