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physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955) | Albert Einstein , Einstein |

(chemistry) any theory in which all matter is composed of tiny discrete finite indivisible indestructible particles | atomic theory , atomism , atomistic theory , atomist theory |

discrete unit of living matter | biont |

exists as discrete unit, something that | entity |

operant conditioning that pairs a response with a reinforcement in discrete trials; reinforcement occurs only after the response is given | instrumental conditioning |

Markov process for which the parameter is discrete time values | Markoff chain , Markov chain |

small discrete mass of solid or liquid matter that remains individually dispersed in gas or liquid emissions (usually considered to be an atmospheric pollutant) | particulate , particulate matter |

(computer science) the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen (usually a colored dot) | pel , picture element , pixel |

(physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical property that a system can possess (according to quantum theory) | quantum |

discrete amount of something that is analogous to the quantum in quantum theory | quantum |

(physics) a physical theory that certain properties occur only in discrete amounts (quanta) | quantum theory |

motor (especially an electric motor) that moves or rotates in small discrete steps | stepper , stepping motor |

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