Definition of quantum theory in English:

Share this entry

quantum theory


[mass noun] Physics
A theory of matter and energy based on the concept of quanta, especially quantum mechanics.
Example sentences
  • It seems that many of us have a problem with quantum theory, but quantum theory, it has no problem with us!
  • Hardly was this feeling firmly established when physics was turned on its head by the twin revolutions of quantum theory and relativity theory.
  • Hardy highlights the crucial difference between classical probability theory and quantum theory.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: quan|tum the¦ory

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.