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noun, plural Q's or Qs, q's or qs.
  1. the 17th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
  2. any spoken sound represented by the letter Q or q, as in quick, acquit, or Iraq.
  3. something having the shape of a Q.
  4. a written or printed representation of the letter Q or q.
  5. a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter Q or q.

q.s.1

  1. (in prescriptions) as much as is sufficient; enough.

Origin of q.s.1

From the Latin word quantum sufficit

q.s.2

  1. quarter section.
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qs

abbreviation for
  1. (in prescriptions) quantum sufficit
  2. quarter section (of land)

Word Origin

(sense 1) Latin: as much as will suffice

QS

abbreviation for
  1. quarter sessions
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qs in Medicine

q.s.

abbr.
  1. quantum satis (as much as is enough)
  2. quantum sufficiat (as much as shall suffice)
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