quantum of Solace, which arrives in theaters on November 14, presents an almost entirely desexualized James Bond.
What they did was a quantum leap beyond their own success in 2008.
Weird as the theory is, invoking “quantum physics” is not an escape clause from obeying physical laws.
Each type of atom and molecule has its own unique spectrum, according to the rules of quantum mechanics.
Even compared with his personage in Casino Royale, the 007 of quantum is basically a grunting eunuch.
The existence of quantity, or the limited quantity, is the quantum.
In respect to foreigners the only guide is that of "quantum meruit."
It only meant that the quantum to be raised of each State should be in proportion to their numbers in the manner therein directed.
I have something to tell you,” said Brandon grinning, “about the quantum jump.
quantum vertice ad auras thereas, tantum radice ad tartara tendit.
1610s, "one's share or portion," from Latin quantum (plural quanta) "as much as, so much as; how much? how far? how great an extent?" neuter singular of correlative pronomial adjective quantus "as much" (see quantity). Introduced in physics directly from Latin by Max Planck, 1900; reinforced by Einstein, 1905. Quantum theory is from 1912; quantum mechanics, 1922; quantum jump is first recorded 1954; quantum leap, 1963, often figurative.
quantum quan·tum (kwŏn'təm)
n. pl. quan·ta (-tə)
The smallest amount of a physical quantity that can exist independently, especially a discrete quantity of electromagnetic radiation.
This amount of energy regarded as a unit.
A quantity or an amount.
quantum Plural quanta A discrete, indivisible manifestation of a physical property, such as a force or angular momentum. Some quanta take the form of elementary particles; for example, the quantum of electromagnetic radiation is the photon, while the quanta of the weak force are the W and Z particles. See also quantum state. |