Synonyms for *quantum*

Antonyms for *quantum*

### amounts

### bulk

### measure

### measures

## Word Origin & History

1610s, "one's share or portion," from Latin quantum (plural quanta) "as much as, so much as; how much? how far? how great an extent?" neuter singular of correlative pronomial adjective quantus "as much" (see quantity). Introduced in physics directly from Latin by Max Planck, 1900; reinforced by Einstein, 1905. Quantum theory is from 1912; quantum mechanics, 1922; quantum jump is first recorded 1954; quantum leap, 1963, often figurative.

## Example Sentences forquantum

I have something to tell you,” said Brandon grinning, “about the quantum jump.

In respect to foreigners the only guide is that of "quantum meruit."

The only question then left was the quantum of damages, to be assessed by a jury.

Now, no matter what the quantum might have been, it loses energy in kicking the atom.

Quantum sufficit, my boy,” he said; “but I will eat a few of your grapes.

Let us give her her quantum, and in time she will reach her level.

I care not what that fluid may be, so that I have my quantum.

The existence of quantity, or the limited quantity, is the quantum.

It was the principle that united the Colonies to oppose it, not the quantum of the tax.

The Quantum a yard is neither more nor less Quantum than that called a foot.