quantized

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From quantize +‎ -ed.

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Verb[edit]

quantized

  1. simple past tense and past participle of quantize

Adjective[edit]

quantized (comparative more quantized, superlative most quantized)

  1. (physics) Expressed or existing only in terms of discrete quanta; limited by the restrictions of quantization. [from 20th c.]
    • 2011, Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw, The Quantum Universe, Allen Lane 2011, p. 96:
      This is very clear for the standing waves on a guitar string: the fundamental has a wavelength of twice the length of the string, and the next longest allowed wavelength is equal to the length of the string. There is no standing wave with a wavelength between these two and so we can say that the allowed wavelengths on a guitar string are quantized.