Quantum

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1. Information technology.

Abbreviation for quantum computing.

The name derives in turn from quantum theory in physics, and the quantum effects of superposition and entanglement that underpin quantum computing.


2.

An amount, usually an amount of money.

For example, the quantum of a hedged item and a hedging instrument, in hedge effectiveness testing.

Another example is the quantum of an issue in determining the fee for a credit rating.



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