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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  (Math.)  A  definite  portion  of  a  manifoldness,  limited  by  a 
  mark  or  by  a  boundary.  --W.  K.  Clifford. 
  {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 
  {Quantum  sufficit},  or  {Quantum  suff.} 

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