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(in prescriptions) as much as is sufficient; enough.
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Origin of q.s.1
From Latin quantum sufficit
Other definitions for q.s. (2 of 2)
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How to use q.s. in a sentence
The music stopped at points and the qs would have been audible to him...Romney Won't Talk FEMA|Michael Tomasky|October 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Note the tails of the Qs are turned to the left to clear the writing.Writing & Illuminating, & Lettering|Edward Johnston
If the Qs or the Xs were gone, it wouldn't so much matter; but there's hardly a word that hasn't at least one E in it.Phaeton Rogers|Rossiter Johnson
"He says there are not any fleas on Qs," said Mollie with a reproving glance at Whistlebinkie.Mollie and the Unwiseman Abroad|John Kendrick Bangs
British Dictionary definitions for q.s. (1 of 2)
(in prescriptions) quantum sufficit
quarter section (of land)
Word Origin for qs
(sense 1) Latin: as much as will suffice
British Dictionary definitions for q.s. (2 of 2)
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