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quantum leapnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkwɑn·təm ˈlip/ (also quantum jump,  /ˈkwɑn·təm ˈdʒʌmp/ )
a ​greatimprovement or ​importantadvance in something: It was a ​revolutionarygeneration of ​computers that was a quantum leap beyond anything on the ​market.
(Definition of quantum leap from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"quantum leap" in Business English

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quantum leapnoun [S]

uk   us  
a very large ​improvement or ​development in something: a quantum leap in sth The past two decades have seen a ​quantumleap in ​globalization and ​outsourcing. Anglian's ​managingdirector described the ​deal as a '​quantumleapforward' for the ​group.
(Definition of quantum leap from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “quantum leap”
in Chinese (Simplified) 飞跃,重大进展…
in Turkish çok büyük/çok önemli artış/gelişme…
in Russian резкий скачок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 飛躍,重大進展…
in Polish milowy krok, rewolucja…
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