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Origin of Q-factor

First recorded in 1960–65

Words Nearby Q-factor

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British Dictionary definitions for Q factor

Q factor

  1. a measure of the relationship between stored energy and rate of energy dissipation in certain electrical components, devices, etc, thus indicating their efficiency

  2. Also called: Q value the heat released in a nuclear reaction, usually expressed in millions of electronvolts for each individual reaction: Symbol: Q

Origin of Q factor

C20: short for quality factor

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