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symbol

Physics
Electric charge.

Origin

Mid 19th century: initial letter of quantity.

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Q 2 Line breaks: Q
(also q)

noun (plural Qs or Q's)

1The seventeenth letter of the alphabet.
Example sentences
  • I encountered some difficulty when required to pronounce the letter Q.
  • The Q virus infects the letter Q on your machine, causing potential damage to any document with a Q in it.
  • The glossy alabaster white embossment was the silhouette of a horse with the letter Q on its flanks.
1.1Denoting the next after P in a set of items, categories, etc.
Example sentences
  • Each element of the set Q occurs exactly once in each row and each column of the table.
  • All of the currently considered stocks in group q remain in the portfolio.

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Q 3 Line breaks: Q

abbreviation

1Quarter (used to refer to a specified quarter of the financial year): we expect to have an exceptional Q4
1.1Queen (used especially in describing card games and recording moves in chess): 17 Qb4
1.2Question: Q: What’s the problem? A: I don’t feel well
1.3 Theology Denoting the hypothetical source of the passages shared by the gospels of Matthew and Luke, but not found in Mark.
[Probably from German Quelle 'source']

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