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quantum mechanics

n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
1. Quantum theory, especially the quantum theory of the structure and behavior of atoms and molecules.

quantum mechanical adj.
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quantum mechanics

n
(Atomic Physics) (functioning as singular) the branch of mechanics, based on the quantum theory used for interpreting the behaviour of elementary particles and atoms, which do not obey Newtonian mechanics
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quan′tum mechan′ics



n.
(used with a sing. v.) a quantum theory of the mechanics of atoms, molecules, and other physical systems subject to the uncertainty principle.
[1920–25]
quan′tum-me•chan′i•cal, adj.
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quantum mechanics

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quantum mechanics

A system of mechanics that supplanted Newtonian mechanics in the study of subatomic particles.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quantum mechanics - the branch of quantum physics that accounts for matter at the atomic level; an extension of statistical mechanics based on quantum theory (especially the Pauli exclusion principle)
quantum physics - the branch of physics based on quantum theory
wave mechanics - the modern form of quantum theory; an extension of quantum mechanics based on Schrodinger's equation; atomic events are explained as interactions between particle waves
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Translations
kvantová mechanika
kvanttimekaniikka
mécanique quantique
kvantna mehanika
meccanica quantisticameccanica quantica
mechanika kwantowa
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