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Definition of "quantum physics" [quantum physics]

  • The branch of physics that uses quantum theory to describe and predict the properties of a physical system. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quantum physics" in a sentence
  • "Third, extensive research in both quantum physics and parapsychology points to the fact that the openness and intentions of the observers—be they a professional scientist or a science-minded layperson—can affect what is being observed and measured."
  • "Now quantum physics has moved us to a more uncanny realization: that at some level this commonality extends to what can be described as an instantaneous mutual awareness among all particles, regardless of the distance of separation."
  • "There is the classic single-slit/double-slit quantum physics experiment that shows light acting as a particle in the first case and as a wave in the second."