the fundamental unit of information in a quantum computer, capable of existing in two states, 0 or 1, simultaneously or at a different time.
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Also called qu·bit [kyoo-bit] /ˈkyuˌbɪt/ .
Origin of quantum bit
First recorded in 1990–95
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Scientific definitions for quantum bit
The smallest unit of information in a quantum computer. Unlike bits in classical systems, which are in one of two possible states labelled 1 and 0, a quantum bit exists in a superposition of these two states, settling on one or the other only when a measurement of the state is made. Also called qubit
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