Q-factor

[kyoo-fak-ter]

noun


Origin of Q-factor

First recorded in 1960–65

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British Dictionary definitions for q factor

Q factor

noun

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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