Adjective "quantized" definition and examples

(Quantized may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


Form into quanta, in particular restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes.
  1. 'Only now are we trying to quantize the theory to make it compatible with the other forces.'
  2. 'In quantum mechanics, angular momentum is quantized.'
  3. 'Loop quantum gravity is a way to quantise space time while keeping what General Relativity taught us.'
Approximate (a continuously varying signal) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of values.
  1. 'They know quadraphonic, quantizing on the dimensional level of making the atmosphere and the soundwaves and frequencies coincide and exist along with the frequencies in the music.'
  2. 'The coefficients of these block approximations are then quantized and stored in the output file.'
  3. 'Fuzzy drum samples come clearly banged out on a sampler in lo-fi analog glee - no digital quantizing is stifling these joints.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"structures can be quantized."

"gaps can be quantized."