quantum state

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quantum state (plural quantum states)

  1. (physics) any of the possible states of a quantum mechanical system
    • 2013, Robert D. Klauber, Student Friendly Quantum Field Theory, 2nd edition, Fairfield, IA: Sandtrove Press, published 2018, →ISBN, §3.11.4, page 68:
          As you should (hopefully) remember, a quantum state in NRQM is an abstract vector in an abstract vector space, analogous to a physical vector in 3D physical space. The same thing is true in RQM and QFT.