nondemolition

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non- +‎ demolition

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nondemolition (uncountable)

  1. (quantum mechanics) The indirect measurement of a quantum system in a way that preserves indeterminacy
    • 2007, Kent A. Peacock, The Quantum Revolution[1], ISBN 031333448X, page 158:
      Aharonov and others are exploring the possibility that there could be nondemolition measurements that could extract information from a quantum state without collapsing it.

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