[ kwon-tahyzd ]
/ ˈkwɒn taɪzd /
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(of a variable quantity) restricted to or expressed in discrete values rather than a continuous set of values: Instead of moving smoothly and continuously around the clock, this second hand snaps to each quantized second position on the dial.Contrary to the scenario offered by some score-writing software, we don’t live in a completely quantized musical world where every note lands precisely on the beat.
Physics. conforming to quantum-mechanical rather than classical theory, usually resulting in discrete values for observable quantities, such as energy or angular momentum: String theory has attracted attention because it provides a quantized description of gravity.
the simple past tense and past participle of quantize.
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Also especially British, quan·tised .
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