[ kyoo ]
/ kyu /
noun, plural Q's or Qs, q's or qs.
the 17th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter Q or q, as in quick, acquit, or Iraq.
something having the shape of a Q.
a written or printed representation of the letter Q or q.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter Q or q.
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Definition for Q (2 of 6)
Definition for Q (3 of 6)
the 17th in order or in a series.
(sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 500.Compare Roman numerals.
Physics. heat (def. 7).
Thermodynamics. a unit of heat energy, equal to 1018 British thermal units (1.055 × 1021 joules).
Also called Q-factor .Electronics. the ratio of the reactance to the resistance of an electric circuit or component.
Biblical Criticism. the symbol for material common to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke that was not derived from the Gospel of Mark.
Definition for Q (4 of 6)
Origin of q.1
From the Latin word quadrāns
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Definition for Q (6 of 6)
(in Guatemala) quetzal; quetzals.
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British Dictionary definitions for Q (1 of 5)
/ (kjuː) /
noun plural q's, Q's or Qs
the 17th letter and 13th consonant of the modern English alphabet
a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a voiceless velar stop, as in unique and quick
British Dictionary definitions for Q (2 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for Q (3 of 5)
text messaging queue
British Dictionary definitions for Q (4 of 5)
British Dictionary definitions for Q (5 of 5)
Also: q plural Qq or qq quarto
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Medical definitions for Q
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Idioms and Phrases with Q
see mind one's p's and q's.
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