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Dictionary entry overview: What does quantum mechanics mean?
• QUANTUM MECHANICS (noun)
The noun QUANTUM MECHANICS has 1 sense:
1. the branch of quantum physics that accounts for matter at the atomic level; an extension of statistical mechanics based on quantum theory (especially the Pauli exclusion principle)
Familiarity information: QUANTUM MECHANICS used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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The branch of quantum physics that accounts for matter at the atomic level; an extension of statistical mechanics based on quantum theory (especially the Pauli exclusion principle)
Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
Hypernyms ("quantum mechanics" is a kind of...):
quantum physics (the branch of physics based on quantum theory)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quantum mechanics"):
wave mechanics (the modern form of quantum theory; an extension of quantum mechanics based on Schrodinger's equation; atomic events are explained as interactions between particle waves)
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