qt

qt.

2.
plural qt. qts. quart.
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q.t.

Informal.
Idioms
2.
on the q.t., stealthily; secretly: to meet someone on the q.t.
Also, Q.T.


Origin:
1905–10

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qt
 
abbreviation for
quart

q.t.
 
abbreviation for
1.  quiet
2.  on the q.t. secretly

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q.t.
slang for "quiet," attested from 1884.
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Medical Dictionary

qt or qt.
abbr.
quart

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Science Dictionary
qt.  
Abbreviation of quart
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
QT
cutie
qt
quart
q.t.
quiet
Q.T.
Latin qui tam (who sues)
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qt

unit of capacity in the British Imperial and U.S. Customary systems of measurement. For both liquid and dry measure, the British system uses one standard quart, which is equal to two imperial pints, or one-fourth imperial gallon (69.36 cubic inches, or 1,136.52 cubic cm). The U.S. system has two units called a quart, one for liquid measure and a slightly larger unit for dry measure. The U.S. liquid quart is equal to two liquid pints, or one-fourth U.S. gallon (57.75 cubic inches, or 946.35 cubic cm); and the dry quart is equal to two dry pints, or 132 bushel (67.2 cubic inches, or 1,101.22 cubic cm).

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