Adjective "Quantized" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Quantized


    Definition:

    1. Mathematics, Physics. to restrict (a variable quantity) to discrete values rather than to a continuous set of values.

    2. Physics. to change the description of (a physical system) from classical to quantum-mechanical, usually resulting in discrete values for observable quantities, as energy or angular momentum.

    Origin:
    quantize

    Examples:

    "structures can be quantized."

    "gaps can be quantized."