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 for quantum
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Quantum \Quan"tum\, n.; pl. Quanta. [L., neuter of quantus how
     great, how much. See Quantity,]
     1. Quantity; amount. "Without authenticating . . . the
        quantum of the charges." --Burke.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Math.) A definite portion of a manifoldness, limited by a
        mark or by a boundary. --W. K. Clifford.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Quantum meruit[L., as much as he merited] (Law), a count in
        an action grounded on a promise that the defendant would
        pay to the plaintiff for his service as much as he should
        deserve.
  
     Quantum sufficit, or Quantum suff. [L., as much suffices]
        (Med.), a sufficient quantity; -- abbreviated q. s. in
        pharmacy.
  
     Quantum valebat[L., as much at it was worth] (Law), a count
        in an action to recover of the defendant, for goods sold,
        as much as they were worth. --Blackstone.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  quantum
      n 1: a discrete amount of something that is analogous to the
           quantities in quantum theory
      2: (physics) the smallest discrete quantity of some physical
         property that a system can possess (according to quantum
         theory)

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  104 Moby Thesaurus words for "quantum":
     ASA scale, British candle, Hefner candle, Scheiner scale,
     aggregate, allotment, allowance, amount, amplitude, apportionment,
     atomerg, big end, bigger half, bit, bite, bougie decimale, budget,
     bulk, calorie, candle, candle lumen, candle power, candle-foot,
     candle-hour, candle-meter, chunk, commission, contingent, cut,
     deal, decimal candle, destiny, dinamode, dividend, dole, dyne, end,
     energid, equal share, erg, exposure meter, extent, fate, flux,
     foot-candle, foot-pound, force, half, halver, helping,
     horsepower-hour, horsepower-year, intensity, interest,
     international candle, joule, kilogram-meter, kilowatt-hour,
     lamp-hour, light, light meter, light quantum, lot, lumen,
     lumen meter, lumen-hour, lumeter, luminous flux,
     luminous intensity, luminous power, lux, magnitude, mass, matter,
     measure, measurement, meed, mess, modicum, moiety, numbers, part,
     percentage, photon, piece, portion, proportion, quantity, quota,
     rake-off, ration, segment, share, slice, small share, stake, stock,
     strength, substance, sum, total, unit of flux, unit of light,
     whole
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  time slice
  quantum
  time quantum
  
      (Or "time quantum", "quantum") The period
     of time for which a process is allowed to run uninterrupted in
     a pre-emptive multitasking operating system.
  
     The scheduler is run once every time slice to choose the
     next process to run.  If the time slice is too short then the
     scheduler will consume too much processing time but if it is
     too long then processes may not be able to respond to external
     events quickly enough.
  
     (1998-11-06)
  

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