Definitions for q

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Q, qkyu(n.)(pl.)Qs; Q's, qs; q's.

  1. the 17th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.

  2. any spoken sound represented by this letter.

  3. something shaped like aQ.

  4. a written or printed representation of the letter Q or

    q.

Q*

  1. the 17th in order or in a series.

  2. Biochem. glutamine.

    Category: Biochemistry

  3. Physics. heat.

* Symbol..

Q.

  1. quarto.

  2. Queen.

  3. question.

  4. quetzal.

    Category: Numismatics

q.

  1. farthing.

  2. quart.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  3. query.

  4. question.

  5. quintal.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  6. quire.

    Category: Printing

Origin of q.:

< L quadrāns

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Q, q(noun)

    the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet

Wiktionary

  1. Q(ProperNoun)

    The pseudonym of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

Webster Dictionary

  1. Q

    the seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, has but one sound (that of k), and is always followed by u, the two letters together being sounded like kw, except in some words in which the u is silent. See Guide to Pronunciation, / 249. Q is not found in Anglo-Saxon, cw being used instead of qu; as in cwic, quick; cwen, queen. The name (k/) is from the French ku, which is from the Latin name of the same letter; its form is from the Latin, which derived it, through a Greek alphabet, from the Ph/nician, the ultimate origin being Egyptian

Freebase

  1. Q

    Q is the seventeenth letter of the ISO basic Latin alphabet.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Q

    Symbol for electric quantity.

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