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quantum -- as in: quantum mechanics
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Gulliver's Travels
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  • Wit, valour, and politeness, were likewise proposed to be largely taxed, and collected in the same manner, by every person’s giving his own word for the quantum of what he possessed.
  • But the success has not hitherto been answerable, partly by some error in the quantum or composition, and partly by the perverseness of lads, to whom this bolus is so nauseous, that they generally steal aside, and discharge it upwards, before it can operate; neither have they been yet persuaded to use so long an abstinence, as the prescription requires.

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  • A photon is sometimes referred to as a "light quantum."
  • Like quantum particles, they’re neither here nor there, impossible to place, impossible to predict.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea

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