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Correct spelling for quantum

Medical definition of quantum:

A certain definite amount.

Usage examples for quantum:

  • " Mr. G." says he, " I see the loss of Master Wilkins's mother puts him under some confusion; so that you will excuse me, as his preceptor and friend, in making some inquiry how his affairs stand, and how his effects are disposed, as I don't doubt you have taken care to schedule everything that will be coming to him; and though he is not yet of the necessary age for taking upon himself the management of his estate, he is nevertheless of capacity to understand the nature and quantum of it, and to show his approbation of the disposition of it, as if he was a year or two older." "Life And Adventures Of Peter Wilkins, Vol. I. (of II.), – Robert Paltock Commentator: A. H. Bullen"
  • Coleridge's idea of a profession was, that it should be " some regular employment which could be carried on so far mechanically, that an average quantum only of health, spirits, and intellectual exertion are requisite to its faithful discharge." "The Intellectual Life, – =Philip Gilbert Hamerton"
  • Few, I believe, who have leisure to study the nature of Government scientifically, but will frequently disagree about the quantum of power to be delegated to Rulers, and the different modifications of it. "Essays on the Constitution of the United States, – Paul Leicester Ford"
  • If political honors were awarded according to the rules of quantum meruit, Abraham Lincoln would have been chosen Senator as the successor of James Shields at this juncture, since he had contributed more than any other person to the anti- Nebraska victory in the state. "The Life of Lyman Trumbull, – Horace White"

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