Definition of quantum computer in English:

quantum computer

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noun

A computer which makes use of the quantum states of subatomic particles to store information.
More example sentences
  • Moreover, Meyer's games do not require the bits to be entangled, so they might even help answer one of the fundamental questions in quantum computing: do the qubits in a quantum computer have to be entangled for it to work at all?
  • Superpositioning allows the quantum computer to simultaneously store multiple bit patterns, or states, depending on the number of particles in the system.
  • The high efficiency of a quantum computer facilitates computing far beyond the capacity of present-day equipment.

Derivatives

quantum computing

noun
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  • Historically, the people doing quantum optics and ion traps were closer to the people doing quantum computing, so they were the first to investigate quantum computing.
  • As well as possible applications in quantum computing, tunable Josephson junctions could be used to sense tiny variations in magnetic fields.
  • The basic idea of quantum computing is to store data in the nuclei of atoms by altering their orientation, thereby producing a binary scheme.

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