the fundamental unit of information in a quantum computer, capable of existing in two states, 0 or 1, simultaneously or at a different time.
- Also called qu·bit [kyoo-bit] /ˈkyuˌbɪt/ .
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How to use quantum bit in a sentence
Instead of the traditional bits made of 1s and 0s, they use quantum bits that can represent different values at the same time.Hackers are stealing data today so quantum computers can crack it in a decade | Patrick Howell O'Neill | November 3, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
The fragile quantum bits, or qubits, that make up the machines are notoriously error-prone, but now scientists have shown that they can fix the flubs.Scientists are one step closer to error-correcting quantum computers | Emily Conover | October 4, 2021 | Science News
Existing quantum computers are notoriously fragile, their quantum bits — qubits — prone to incurring random errors.Major Quantum Computing Strategy Suffers Serious Setbacks | Philip Ball | September 29, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Google’s device, called Sycamore, is based on tiny quantum bits made of superconducting materials, which conduct energy without resistance.The new light-based quantum computer Jiuzhang has achieved quantum supremacy | Emily Conover | December 3, 2020 | Science News
Qubits are “quantum bits,” a turbocharged version of classical computing’s bits.
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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