There are 2 definitions of EQ in English:

EQ1

Syllabification: EQ

noun

  • The levels of frequency response of an audio signal, or controls which allow their adjustment: judicious use of EQ helps me create a space for each sound [as modifier]: you can save your own EQ settings
    More example sentences
    • The volume goes high enough to keep those who like loud music happy and with 4 preset EQ settings you can also have limited control of the sound.
    • There was also a very nice array of reverb, dynamic, EQ and other signal processing available.
    • Even a dummy can hear how excellent this EQ sounds.

Origin

1970s: short for equalization or equalizer.

More definitions of EQ

Definition of EQ in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody

There are 2 definitions of EQ in English:

EQ2

Syllabification: EQ

noun

  • short for emotional intelligence or emotional quotient. EQ enables us to use feelings to boost and complement our IQ he had a high IQ but a low EQ
    More example sentences
    • We have all heard of IQ, and most of us by now have heard of EQ.
    • His work has recently focused on developing EQ "profiles," which reveal the specific competencies that characterize high performers in a range of professions.
    • I would add that from what I have read on EQ, or Emotional Intelligence, people skills matter even more.

Origin

1940s: on the pattern of IQ.

More definitions of EQ

Definition of EQ in: