entanglement

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entangle +‎ -ment

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entanglement (countable and uncountable, plural entanglements)

  1. The state of being entangled; intricate and confused involution.
  2. That which entangles; intricacy; perplexity.
  3. (military) An obstruction placed in front or on the flank of a fortification, to impede an enemy's approach.
  4. (nautical) An obstruction of cables and spars across a river or harbour entrance.
  5. (physics) Ellipsis of quantum entanglement.
    • 2014 November 14, David Kaiser, “Is Quantum Entanglement Real?”, in New York Times[1]:
      In his article, Bell demonstrated that quantum theory requires entanglement; the strange connectedness is an inescapable feature of the equations.

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