# Definitions and Synonyms of *quantize* | Another word for *quantize* | What is *quantize? *

*Definition 1: 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 - [verb of cognition]*

*Samples where quantize or its synonyms are used according to this definition*

*Quantize gravity*

*Synonyms for quantize in the sense of this definition*

*(**quantize* is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

*quantize*is a kind of ...) make a mathematical calculation or computation

*(quantize* belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

*"his favorite subject was physics"*

## Definition 2: approximate (a signal varying continuously in amplitude) by one whose amplitude is restricted to a prescribed set of discrete values - [verb of cognition]

### Synonyms for quantize in the sense of this definition

### (*quantize* is a kind of ...) judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)

*"I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds"*