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quantum computer




A type of computer that exploits uniquely quantum mechanical phenomena, such as superposition and entanglement, to process data. In a classical (or conventional) computer, data is handled in the form of binary digits, or bits; in a quantum computer, the unit of data is the qubit. Quantum computers may revolutionize the computer industry in the not too distant future.


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