Quantum suff
Quantum Quan"tum, n.; pl. {Quanta}. [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See {Quantity},] 1. Quantity; amount. ``Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges.'' --Burke. [1913 Webster]

2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a mark or by a boundary. --W. K. Clifford. [1913 Webster]

{Quantum meruit}[L., as much as he merited] (Law), a count in an action grounded on a promise that the defendant would pay to the plaintiff for his service as much as he should deserve.

{Quantum sufficit}, or {Quantum suff.} [L., as much suffices] (Med.), a sufficient quantity; -- abbreviated {q. s.} in pharmacy.

{Quantum valebat}[L., as much at it was worth] (Law), a count in an action to recover of the defendant, for goods sold, as much as they were worth. --Blackstone. [1913 Webster]


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  • Quantum — Quan tum, n.; pl. {Quanta}. [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See {Quantity},] 1. Quantity; amount. Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quantum meruit — Quantum Quan tum, n.; pl. {Quanta}. [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See {Quantity},] 1. Quantity; amount. Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quantum sufficit — Quantum Quan tum, n.; pl. {Quanta}. [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See {Quantity},] 1. Quantity; amount. Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quantum valebat — Quantum Quan tum, n.; pl. {Quanta}. [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See {Quantity},] 1. Quantity; amount. Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • quant. suff. — quant. suff. abbrev. of quantum sufficit …   Useful english dictionary

  • q s — Quantum Quan tum, n.; pl. {Quanta}. [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See {Quantity},] 1. Quantity; amount. Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Quanta — Quantum Quan tum, n.; pl. {Quanta}. [L., neuter of quantus how great, how much. See {Quantity},] 1. Quantity; amount. Without authenticating . . . the quantum of the charges. Burke. [1913 Webster] 2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • PHOTON — Le photon est la particule qui décrit les excitations élémentaires du champ électromagnétique quantifié. En théorie quantique, le champ présente, en effet, un double caractère: ondulatoire et corpusculaire. L’aspect ondulatoire se manifeste par… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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