Meaning of QUANTIZE in English


— quantization , n.

/kwon"tuyz/ , v.t., quantized, quantizing .

1. Math. , Physics. to restrict (a variable quantity) to discrete values rather than to a continuous set of values.

2. Physics. to change the description of (a physical system) from classical to quantum-mechanical, usually resulting in discrete values for observable quantities, as energy or angular momentum.

Also, esp. Brit., quantise .

[ 1920-25; QUANT(UM) + -IZE ]

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