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  • n  a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantities in quantum theory
  • n  (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory)

  • Researchers believe quantum teleportation will someday translate into many breakthrough applications ranging from uncrackable encryption methods to quantum computers that will run .
  • There are signs of improvement, if not a quantum leap.
  • Though the technology appears to straddle the line between science and science fiction, the era of quantum teleportation has arrived.
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  • Jean-Claude Trichet in BusinessWeek
    There is a need for a quantum leap in the governance of the euro area,Trichet said in an interview with Spiegel magazine published on the ECB website.
  • Francis Collins in USA Today
    We are about to see a quantum leap in our understanding of cancer,said NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins.
  • Craig Mundie in Kansas City Star
    Vietnam has demonstrated to the world its capacity for quantum leaps,said Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer for Microsoft Corp.

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