[ kyoo-fak-ter ]
/ ˈkyuˌfæk tər /
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See Q3 (def. 6).
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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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