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quan·ta

 (kwŏn′tə)
n.
Plural of quantum.

quanta

(ˈkwɒntə)
n
(Atomic Physics) the plural of quantum

quan•tum

(ˈkwɒn təm)

n., pl. -ta (-tə),
adj. n.
1. quantity or amount: the least quantum of evidence.
2. share; portion.
3. a large quantity.
4.
a. the smallest excitation of a quantized wave or field, as a photon or phonon.
b. the fundamental unit of a quantized physical property, as angular momentum, and the smallest amount by which its magnitude can change.
adj.
5. sudden and significant: a quantum increase in productivity.
[1610–20; Latin quantus how much]
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References in classic literature ?
Wherefore you shall observe, that the more deep and sober sort of politic persons, in their greataess, are ever bemoaning themselves, what a life they lead; chanting a quanta patimur
The theory of quanta suggests that the continuity is only apparent.
These results indicate that the geometry of space is made out of quanta analogous to photons of light or an atom's energy levels.