quantize

Definitions:

  • To limit the possible values of (a magnitude or quantity) to a discrete set of values by quantum mechanical rules.
  • To apply quantum mechanics or the quantum theory to.
  • To <xref>limit</xref> the <xref>number</xref> of <xref>possible</xref> <xref>values</xref> of a <xref>quantity</xref>, or <xref>states</xref> of a <xref>system</xref>, by applying the <xref>rules</xref> of <xref>quantum mechanics</xref>
  • To <xref>approximate</xref> a <xref>continuously</xref> <xref>varying</xref> <xref>signal</xref> by one whose <xref>amplitude</xref> can only have a <xref>set</xref> of <xref>discrete</xref> values
  • To shift each <xref>beat</xref> in a <xref>rhythmic</xref> <xref>pattern</xref> to the nearest beat of a given <xref>resolution</xref> (<xref>eighth note</xref>, sixteenth note, etc.), or to adjust the <xref>frequency</xref> or <xref>pitch</xref> of a note to the nearest perfect <xref>tone</xref> in a given <xref>musical</xref> <xref>scale</xref>
  • approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values
  • apply quantum theory to; restrict the number of possible values of (a quantity) or states of (a physical entity or system) so that certain variables can assume only certain discrete magnitudes that are integral multiples of a common factor
powered by