quanta

[ kwon-tuh ]
/ ˈkwɒn tə /

noun

the plural of quantum.

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British Dictionary definitions for quanta

quanta
/ (ˈkwɒntə) /

noun

the plural of quantum
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Cultural definitions for quanta

quanta
[ (kwahn-tuh) ]

sing. quantum

In physics, discrete bundles in which radiation and other forms of energy occur. For example, in the Bohr atom, light is sent out in quanta called photons. (See quantum mechanics.)

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