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  1. Q factor(Noun)

    a measure of the quality of an electric circuit; the ratio of the reactance to the resistance

  2. Origin: Q + factor


  1. Q factor

    In physics and engineering the quality factor or Q factor is a dimensionless parameter that describes how under-damped an oscillator or resonator is, or equivalently, characterizes a resonator's bandwidth relative to its center frequency. Higher Q indicates a lower rate of energy loss relative to the stored energy of the resonator; the oscillations die out more slowly. A pendulum suspended from a high-quality bearing, oscillating in air, has a high Q, while a pendulum immersed in oil has a low one. Resonators with high quality factors have low damping so that they ring longer.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of q factor in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of q factor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

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