Definition of Quantum jump

1. Noun. (physics) an abrupt transition of an electron or atom or molecule from one quantum state to another with the emission or absorption of a quantum.

Category relationships: Natural Philosophy, Physics
Generic synonyms: Jump, Leap, Saltation



2. Noun. A sudden large increase or advance. "This may not insure success but it will represent a quantum leap from last summer"
Exact synonyms: Quantum Leap
Generic synonyms: Jump, Leap

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quantum Jump

quantum computing
quantum dot
quantum dots
quantum efficiency
quantum electrodynamics
quantum electronics
quantum entanglement
quantum evolution
quantum ferrofluid
quantum ferrofluids
quantum field theory
quantum foam
quantum gravitation
quantum gravity
quantum hadrodynamics
quantum jump (current term)
quantum leap
quantum limit
quantum measurement problem
quantum mechanical
quantum mechanics
quantum meruit
quantum mottle
quantum number
quantum onion
quantum physics
quantum process tomography
quantum rectum
quantum requirement
quantum satis

Literary usage of Quantum jump

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1983 quantum jump, quantum leap The phrase quantum jump (or leap) is derived from the world of physics, in which it has the meaning, “an abrupt transition ..."

2. Policy Coherence Towards East Asia: Development Challenges for Oecd Countries by Kiichiro Fukasaku (2005)
"The May 2003 meeting noted that a quantum jump in effort was needed if Viet Nam was to meet its goal of accession in 2005. The subsequent December 2003 ..."

3. Conference for Global Development Cooperation: Meeting Reportedited by Jimmy Carter, Boutros Boutros-Ghali edited by Jimmy Carter, Boutros Boutros-Ghali (2000)
"Together they played a singularly important role in helping Asian countries to make a quantum jump in the productivity of their agricultural research ..."

4. Capital (1888)
"Those who want to show off, however, refer sometimes to a quantum jump in talking about a sudden and major advance. NEW DELHI is THE CENTRE OF gerontocracy ..."

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