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quantize (third-person singular simple present quantizes, present participle quantizing, simple past and past participle quantized)

  1. (transitive, physics) To limit the number of possible values of a quantity, or states of a system, by applying the rules of quantum mechanics
  2. (transitive, telecommunications) To approximate a continuously varying signal by one whose amplitude can only have a set of discrete values
  3. (transitive, music) To shift each beat in a rhythmic pattern to the nearest beat of a given resolution (eighth note, sixteenth note, etc.), or to adjust the frequency or pitch of a note to the nearest perfect tone in a given musical scale
  4. (transitive, mathematics) To associate a given set of numbers with a set of numeric values in another encoding or numerical system (e.g. in a discrete mathematics).

Derived terms[edit]


  • Spanish: cuantizar