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quantum    : [kw'ɑntəm] [kw'ɑnəm]
Quantum \Quan"tum\, n.; pl. {Quanta}. [L., neuter of quantus how
great, how much. See {Quantity},]
1. Quantity; amount. "Without authenticating . . . the
quantum of the charges." --Burke.
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2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a
mark or by a boundary. --W. K. Clifford.
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{Quantum meruit}[L., as much as he merited] (Law), a count in
an action grounded on a promise that the defendant would
pay to the plaintiff for his service as much as he should
deserve.

{Quantum sufficit}, or {Quantum suff.} [L., as much suffices]
(Med.), a sufficient quantity; -- abbreviated {q. s.} in
pharmacy.

{Quantum valebat}[L., as much at it was worth] (Law), a count
in an action to recover of the defendant, for goods sold,
as much as they were worth. --Blackstone.
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quantum
n 1: a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the
quantities in quantum theory
2: (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical
property that a system can possess (according to quantum
theory)

104 Moby Thesaurus words for "quantum":
ASA scale, British candle, Hefner candle, Scheiner scale,
aggregate, allotment, allowance, amount, amplitude, apportionment,
atomerg, big end, bigger half, bit, bite, bougie decimale, budget,
bulk, calorie, candle, candle lumen, candle power, candle-foot,
candle-hour, candle-meter, chunk, commission, contingent, cut,
deal, decimal candle, destiny, dinamode, dividend, dole, dyne, end,
energid, equal share, erg, exposure meter, extent, fate, flux,
foot-candle, foot-pound, force, half, halver, helping,
horsepower-hour, horsepower-year, intensity, interest,
international candle, joule, kilogram-meter, kilowatt-hour,
lamp-hour, light, light meter, light quantum, lot, lumen,
lumen meter, lumen-hour, lumeter, luminous flux,
luminous intensity, luminous power, lux, magnitude, mass, matter,
measure, measurement, meed, mess, modicum, moiety, numbers, part,
percentage, photon, piece, portion, proportion, quantity, quota,
rake-off, ration, segment, share, slice, small share, stake, stock,
strength, substance, sum, total, unit of flux, unit of light,
whole




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    record definition: 1 to store sounds or moving pictures using electronic equipment so that they can be heard or seen later: 2 to keep information for the future, by writing it down or storing it on a computer: 3 If a device records a measurement, it shows that measurement: Learn more
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  • Beginning - definition of beginning by The Free Dictionary
    1304a] a quarrel about a wedding was the beginning of all the seditions that afterwards arose amongst them; for the bridegroom, being terrified by some unlucky omen upon waiting upon the bride, went away without marrying her; which her relations resenting, contrived secretly to convey some sacred money into his pocket while he was sacrificing, and then killed him as an impious person
  • Heights - definition of heights by The Free Dictionary
    height (hīt) n 1 a Abbr h The distance from the base of something to the top b Elevation above a given level, as of the sun or a star above the horizon; altitude See Synonyms at elevation 2 a The condition or attribute of being relatively or sufficiently high or tall: Height is an advantage in basketball b Stature, especially of the human
  • Thermodynamic principles | Article about thermodynamic . . .
    Thermodynamic principles Laws governing the transformation of energy Thermodynamics is the science of the transformation of energy It differs from the dynamics of Newton by taking into account the concept of temperature, which is outside the scope of classical mechanics
  • Reiki - Wikipedia
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