Q, q

[ 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.

Definition for qs (2 of 3)


(in prescriptions) as much as is sufficient; enough.

Origin of q.s.

From the Latin word quantum sufficit

Definition for qs (3 of 3)

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British Dictionary definitions for qs (1 of 2)


abbreviation for

(in prescriptions) quantum sufficit
quarter section (of land)

Word Origin for qs

(sense 1) Latin: as much as will suffice

British Dictionary definitions for qs (2 of 2)


abbreviation for

quarter sessions
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Medical definitions for qs



quantum satis (as much as is enough)
quantum sufficiat (as much as shall suffice)
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