[ kyoo-fak-ter ]
/ ˈkyuˌfæk tər /
See Q(def 6).
Why Does The Letter Q Almost Always Need The Letter U?Scrabble players are acutely aware that Q is a tricky letter. To use a Q in the game, a player must also find an available U. The fact that Q is the second most rarely used letter in the alphabet certainly doesn’t make using Q any easier.
Origin of Q-factor
First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for q factor
a measure of the relationship between stored energy and rate of energy dissipation in certain electrical components, devices, etc, thus indicating their efficiency
Also called: Q value the heat released in a nuclear reaction, usually expressed in millions of electronvolts for each individual reactionSymbol: Q
Word Origin for Q factor
C20: short for quality factor
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