quantize - definition and synonyms

verb
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    1
    physics to restrict to discrete values rather than to a continuous set of values

    In 1905, Albert Einstein proposes that light, which has wave-like properties, also consists of discrete, quantized bundles of energy called photons.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/03/2016
  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    in electronics, to map a large set of input values to a smaller set that can be counted

    Using binary encoding, the source is sampled at a particular frequency and further quantized.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 17/03/2016