## Quantum vs Virtual - What's the difference?
quantum | virtual |
## As nouns the difference between is that |

## quantum## English(wikipedia quantum)
## Noun(quanta)
*without authenticating the***quantum**of the charges
1749 , (Henry Fielding), Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 416: *The reader will perhaps be curious to know the*of this present, but we cannot satisfy his curiosity.*quantum*
1997 , (Kiran Nagarkar), Cuckold , HarperCollins 2013, p. 375: quantum of work that gets done on a normal day is the same. 2008 , The Times of India , 21 May 2008, [http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Business/India_Business/Fuel_price_hike_put_off_over_quantum/articleshow/3087364.cms]: *The Congress's core ministerial panel on Friday gave its green signal to raising motor fuel prices but the***quantum**of increase emerged as a hitch.
1979 , , Smiley's People , Folio Society 2010, p. 96: quantum of compassion, he argued, and mine is used up for the day. 1999 , Joyce Crick, translating Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams , Oxford 2008, p. 34: *The dream of flying, according to StrÃ¼mpell, is the appropriate image used by the psyche to interpret the***quantum**of stimulus proceeding from the rise and fall of the lungs when the cutaneous sensation of the thorax has simultaneously sunk into unconsciousness.
2002 , David C Cassidy et al., Understanding Physics , Birkhauser 2002, p. 602: *The***quantum**of light energy was later called a*photon*.
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## Adjective(-)
citation, passage=Some of the most beautiful and thus appealing physical theories, including quantum gravity, have been dogged for decades by infinities that erupt when theorists try to prod their calculations into new domains. Getting rid of these nagging infinities has probably occupied far more effort than was spent in originating the theories.}}
' electrodynamics and ' quantum ## Derived terms* quantum algorithm * quantum bit * quantum bogodynamics * quantum brain dynamics * quantum calculus * quantum cascade laser * quantum channel * quantum chaos * quantum chemistry * quantum chromodynamics * quantum circuit * quantum computer * quantum computing * quantum cryptography * quantum darwinism * quantum decoherence * quantum degeneracy * quantum dense coding * quantum dot * quantum effect device * quantum efficiency * quantum electrochemistry * quantum electrodynamics * quantum electronics * quantum entanglement * quantum field theory * quantum fingerprinting * quantum flavordynamics * quantum fluctuation * quantum gate * quantum gauge theory * quantum geometry * quantum gravity * quantum group * quantum gyroscope * quantum Hall effect * quantum harmonic oscillator * quantum heterostructure * quantum history * quantum hydrodynamics * quantum immortality * quantum indeterminacy * quantum inequality * quantum information * quantum jump * quantum leap * quantum level * quantum libet * quantum limit * quantum link * quantum mechanics * quantum network * quantum neural network * quantum number * quantum ontology * quantum operation * quantum optics * quantum phase transition * quantum physics * quantum programming * quantum psychology * quantum randomness * quantum register * quantum scalar field * quantum solvent * quantum sort * quantum state * quantum statistical mechanics * quantum suicide * quantum superposition * quantum teleportation * quantum theory * quantum tomography * quantum valebant * quantum vibration * quantum virtual machine * quantum waveform generator * quantum well * quantum wire * quantum yield * quantum Zeno effect |
## virtual## English(wikipedia virtual)
## Alternative forms* vertual (obsolete)
* vertuall (qualifier)
* virtuall (obsolete)
## Adjective(-)
*In fact a defeat on the battlefield, Tet was a***virtual**victory for the North, owing to its effect on public opinion.
*Virtual**addressing allows applications to believe that there is much more physical memory than actually exists.*
*A thing has a***virtual**existence when it has all the conditions necessary to its actual existence.
*to mask by slight differences in the manners a***virtual**identity in the substance
*Heat and cold have a***virtual**transition, without communication of substance.
*Every kind that lives, / Fomented by his***virtual**power, and warmed.
A relatively recent corruption of meaning, attributed to misuse in advertising and media. ) *The angry peasants were a***virtual**army as they attacked the castle.
2012 , Chelsea 6-0 Wolves [http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19632463] *The Chelsea captain was a***virtual**spectator as he was treated to his side's biggest win for almost two years as Stamford Bridge serenaded him with chants of "there's only one England captain," some 48 hours after he announced his retirement from international football.
*The***virtual**world of his computer game allowed character interaction.
*a***virtual''' assistant; a '''virtual**personal trainer
## Synonyms* de facto## Antonyms* de jure * legal * real## Derived terms* virtual reality * virtually |