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Meaning of quantize

quan•tize

Pronunciation: (kwon'tīz), [key]
— -tized, -tiz•ing.
  1. to restrict (a variable quantity) to discrete values rather than to a continuous set of values.
  2. 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.
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