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quantum leap

A sudden or important change or improvement. Gary's new job in upper management is a quantum leap forward from his old position at the factory.
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quantum leap

A dramatic advance, especially in knowledge or method, as in Establishing a central bank represents a quantum leap in this small country's development. This term originated as quantum jump in the mid-1900s in physics, where it denotes a sudden change from one energy state to another within an atom. Within a decade it was transferred to other advances, not necessarily sudden but very important ones.
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a quantum leap

A quantum leap is a very great and sudden increase in the size, amount, or quality of something. The vaccine represents a quantum leap in healthcare. The scale of migration took a quantum leap in the early 1970s. Note: People sometimes say a quantum jump with the same meaning. We want a quantum jump in exports.
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quantum leap

a sudden large increase or advance.
A literal quantum leap is the abrupt transition of an electron, atom, or molecule from one quantum state to another.
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a quantum ˈleap

(also a quantum ˈjump less frequent) a sudden very large increase, advance or improvement in something: This latest research represents a quantum leap in our understanding of the universe.The quantum leap in writing technology came with the introduction of personal computers.
In physics, a quantum jump is a sudden change in a physical quality such as energy from one fixed level to another.
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I do know that transformation occurs through commitment to the inward self, and the quantum leap (change), is the product of that work.
His latest venture is Reality Lab, a virtual reality company that debuted its first product, the Quantum Leap VR system, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last month.
Agencies interested in more information on the Quantum Leap program should visit NAPO's website, www.
Aided by computer Ziggy, the only link back to the Quantum Leap project which could get him home, Sam "jumps" from time to time and body to body.
Theorising that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished.
In the introduction to his new book, Bogle writes that recent "aberrations" like the quantum leap in CEO pay and earnings managed to meet inflated Wall Street expectations can be laid to "the gatekeepers we trusted to protect investors--legislators, regulators, rating services, attorneys, public accountants and, most importantly, corporate directors .
Bayer Diagnostics Manufacturing Ltd, based on the Bridgend Industrial Estate, outstripped other Bayer facilities in America and Europe to collect the Quantum Leap award for exceeding performance targets across all areas of its business.
Leap' again:Scott Bakula, star of the television show "Quantum Leap" and co-executive producer Deborah Pratt headline the Quantum Leap Convention, Leap Con '96, running from 9 a.
FAIMI has retained Quantum Leap Asset Management Limited, an asset management subsidiary of The Quantum Leap Company Limited ("Quantum Leap"), to assist the Partnership with implementing its investment strategy by identifying, structuring and monitoring all investments of the Partnership.
The Quantum LEAP systems will ship to SMIC in early 2002.
Jane Perez, Jefferson Pilot Financial's coordinator for the FedEx service team, was named as a recipient of the Quantum Leap Award for Dynamic Development for exceptional process improvement.
We believe that the Quantum LEAP is exemplary in both these areas and are pleased to honor Applied Materials with this award.
Quantum implanters are currently available in three models: the Quantum LEAP technology, which offers an ultra-low energy range of 200eV to 80keV; the Quantum 80, which covers a range of 2keV to 80keV; and the Quantum 120, which performs at an extended upper energy range to 120keV.
Magellan Behavioral Health, which provides an employee assistance program for FedEx, was chosen from among 30 vendors as the recipient of the Quantum Leap Award.
Tom Raith, Creative Director, also has joined the Quantum Leap from The Leap Partnership, where he was a Creative Partner and Copywriter.