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.
2. Noun. A sudden large increase or advance. "This may not insure success but it will represent a quantum leap from last summer"
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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 ..."