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quantum

noun [C, usually singular]
 
 
/ˈkwɒntəm/ formal
an amount of something: quantum of sth Earnings depend on the quantum of work done by you. During this period, the quantum of oil production increased to 16.10 million barrels from 15.84 million barrels last year.
Translations of “quantum”
in Spanish cantidad…
in Chinese (Traditional) 量子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 量子…
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