tr.v. quan·tized, quan·tiz·ing, quan·tiz·es
1. To limit the possible values of (a magnitude or quantity) to a discrete set of values by quantum mechanical rules.
2. To apply quantum mechanics or the quantum theory to.
quan′ti·zation (-tĭ-zāshən) n.
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