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An abrupt transition of an electron, atom, or molecule from one quantum state to another, with the absorption or emission of a quantum.
- ‘Since Christian faith affirms the rationality of the Creator, I think that Aquinas would have rejected the unintelligibility of Copenhagen's interpretation of the electron's quantum jump.’
- ‘A more illustrative example of the origin of that common usage from the history of physics might be the use of the concept of a quantum jump in the Bohr model of the atom.’
- ‘The continuously spiralling motion that would have been expected on the basis of classical physics had been replaced by a sharply discontinuous quantum jump from an orbit of one permitted radius to an orbit of a lower permitted radius.’
- ‘For example, Bohr's atomic theory includes terms like quantum numbers, quantum jump, steady state, and explains spectra described with the help of wavelength.’
2A huge, often sudden, increase or change in something.‘the quantum jump in Jamie's grades this semester are extremely encouraging’
- ‘I think you have to look at the picture globally, and what you'll see is a quantum jump, a leap, in the globalization of radical Islamic movements.’
- ‘However, it would be particularly inappropriate in the context of the Great Transformation since one of its key features has been a quantum jump in the pace of social, technological, and industrial change.’
- ‘There's been a quantum jump in threats, but not a quantum jump in resources.’
- ‘However, what regulars at the music section will love the most is the quantum jump in the number of CDs on the racks.’
- ‘The company is expecting a quantum jump in sales in the US market in '06, with the expiry of patents on two major cholesterol lowering drugs - pravastatin and simvastatin.’
- ‘We are in the final stages of finalizing a quantum jump in local and regional support, which should provide a subsidized venue for the very best pilots in the world to set new record marks.’
- ‘Happy to avoid relegation this time following an easy grouping with Singapore and Kazakhstan, Indian tennis can hope to make a quantum jump by next year, if the momentum is sustained.’
- ‘‘India has over 40 million differently abled people and even if a fraction them take up this sport, it will be a quantum jump,’ says Noakes.’
- ‘Only that he made a quantum jump from the realistic style of presentation used in the first two plays to a stylised one in this play.’
- ‘Nicely priced, it's a fine bridge between the home player to the individual ready for that quantum jump to bigger money and tougher players.’
- ‘There are great opportunities for making a quantum jump in social and economic development.’
- ‘It was brought about by a quantum jump in the construction of the colony.’
- ‘With this quantum jump in performance comes significantly higher headroom to handle the I / O bandwidth required in data centers.’
- ‘‘That was a quantum jump in awareness,’ said Scott Johnson.’
- ‘That is a quantum jump from the day S.K. Majumdar flew the first helicopter in India on March 10.’
- ‘But the results were startling enough, suggesting the potential for a quantum jump in the accuracy and effect of American fire power.’
- ‘In just a few years from now, a single device that can easily be carried around in a pocket or a handbag, is likely to provide a quantum jump when it comes to communication and information retrieval.’
- ‘After Landsat III and IV came a new generation satellite called the Landsat thematic mapper with improved ground resolution of around 30 m and this was a quantum jump from the earlier one.’
- ‘According to this idea, loss of Uox activity might result in a quantum jump in intellectual capability and thus trigger emergence of man.’
- ‘As such, it may be a quantum jump to practice in the absence of diagnosis and prognosis and then proceed immediately to treatment.’
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