Q, q

[kyoo]
noun, plural Q's or Qs, q's or qs.
1.
the 17th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
2.
any spoken sound represented by the letter Q or q, as in quick, acquit, or Iraq.
3.
something having the shape of a Q .
4.
a written or printed representation of the letter Q or q.
5.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter Q or q.
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Q

2.
Chess. queen.

Q

Symbol.
1.
the 17th in order or in a series, or, when I is omitted, the 16th.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) the medieval Roman numeral for 500. Compare Roman numerals.
3.
Biochemistry, glutamine.
4.
Physics. heat.
5.
Thermodynamics. a unit of heat energy, equal to 10 18 British thermal units (1.055 × 10 21 joules).
6.
Also called Q-factor. Electronics. the ratio of the reactance to the resistance of an electric circuit or component.
7.
Biblical Criticism. the symbol for material common to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke that was not derived from the Gospel of Mark.

Q.

5.
(in Guatemala) quetzal; quetzals.

q.

1

Origin:
< Latin quadrāns

q.

2
1.
quart; quarts.

Jones

[johnz]
noun
1.
Anson [an-suhn] , 1798–1858, president of the Republic of Texas.
2.
Casey [key-see] , (John Luther Jones) 1864–1900, U.S. locomotive engineer: folk hero of ballads, stories, and plays.
3.
Chuck (Charles Martin Jones) 1912–2002, U.S. film animator.
4.
Daniel, 1881–1967, English phonetician.
5.
Ernest, 1879–1958, Welsh psychoanalyst.
6.
(Everett) LeRoi [luh-roi, lee-roi] original name of Imamu Amiri Baraka.
7.
Henry Arthur, 1851–1929, English dramatist.
8.
Howard Mumford [muhm-ferd] , 1892–1980, U.S. educator and critic.
9.
Inigo [in-i-goh] , 1573–1652, English architect.
10.
John Luther ("Casey") 1864–1900, legendary U.S. locomotive engineer, raised in Cayce, Ky.
11.
John Paul (John Paul) 1747–92, American naval commander in the Revolutionary War, born in Scotland.
12.
John Winston [win-stuhn] , 1791–1848, U.S. politician: Speaker of the House 1843–45.
13.
Mary Harris ("Mother Jones") 1830–1930, U.S. labor leader, born in Ireland.
14.
Quincy (Delight) ("Q") born 1933, U.S. jazz musician, film composer and producer.
15.
Robert Edmond, 1887–1954, U.S. set designer.
16.
Robert Tyre [tahyuhr] , ("Bobby") 1902–71, U.S. golfer.
17.
Rufus Matthew, 1863–1948, U.S. Quaker, teacher, author, and humanitarian.
18.
Sir William, 1746–94, English jurist, linguist, and Sanskrit scholar.

Quiller-Couch

[kwil-er-kooch]
noun
Sir Arthur Thomas ("Q") 1863–1944, English novelist and critic.
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Jones (dʒəʊnz)
 
n
1.  Daniel. 1881--1967, British phonetician
2.  Daniel. 1912--93, Welsh composer. He wrote nine symphonies and much chamber music
3.  David. 1895--1974, British artist and writer: his literary works, which combine poetry and prose, include In Parenthesis (1937), an account of World War I, and The Anathemata (1952)
4.  Digby (Marritt). born 1956, British businessman; director-general of the Confederation of British Industry (2000--06)
5.  Inigo (ˈɪnɪɡəʊ). 1573--1652, English architect and theatrical designer, who introduced Palladianism to England. His buildings include the Banqueting Hall of Whitehall. He also designed the settings for court masques, being the first to use the proscenium arch and movable scenery in England
6.  John Paul, original name John Paul. 1747--92, US naval commander, born in Scotland: noted for his part in the War of American Independence
7.  (Everett) Le Roi (ˈliːrɔɪ), Muslim name Imanu Amìri Baraka. born 1934, US Black poet, dramatist, and political figure
8.  Quincy. born 1933, US composer, arranger, conductor, record producer, and trumpeter, noted esp for his film scores
9.  Robert Tyre, known as Bobby Jones. 1902--71, US golfer

q or Q (kjuː)
 
n , pl q's, Q's, Qs
1.  the 17th letter and 13th consonant of the modern English alphabet
2.  a speech sound represented by this letter, in English usually a voiceless velar stop, as in unique and quick
 
Q or Q
 
n

q
 
symbol for
quintal

Q
 
symbol for
1.  chess queen
2.  question
3.  physics heat
 
abbreviation for
4.  text messaging queue

q.
 
abbreviation for
1.  quart
2.  quarter
3.  quarterly

Q.
 
abbreviation for , Qq, qq
1.  quartermaster
2.  Also: q quarto
3.  Queen
4.  question

Quiller-Couch (ˌkwɪləˈkuːtʃ)
 
n
Sir Arthur (Thomas), known as Q. 1863--1944, British critic and novelist, who edited the Oxford Book of English Verse (1900)

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Q
16th letter of the classical Roman alphabet, from the Phoenician equivalent of Heb. koph, which was used for the more guttural of the two "k" sounds in Semitic. The letter existed, but was little used and not alphabetized, in Gk.; the stereotypical connection with -u- began in Latin. Anglo-Saxon scribes
adopted the habit at first, but later used spellings with cw- or cu-. The qu- pattern returned to Eng. with the Norman Conquest. Scholars use -q- alone to transliterate Sem. koph (e.g. Quran, Qatar, Iraq). In Christian theology, Q has been used since 1901 to signify the hypothetical source of passages shared by Matthew and Luke, but not in Mark; probably it is an abbreviation of Ger. Quelle "source."

Jones
for the surname, see John. Phrase keep up with the Joneses (1913, Amer.Eng.) is from the title of a comic strip by Arthur R. Momand. The slang sense "intense desire, addiction" (1968) probably arose from earlier use of Jones as a synonym for "heroin," presumably from the proper name, but the connection,
if any, is obscure.
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jones (jōnz)
n.

  1. Heroin.

  2. An addiction, especially to heroin.

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Computing Dictionary

Q definition

language
A very high level language by Per Bothner based on lazy generalised sequences. Q has lexical scope, and some support for logic programming[?] and constraint programming. The language includes small subsets of Common Lisp and Scheme.
Q was a test-bed for programming language ideas. Where APL uses arrays for looping, Q uses generalised sequences which may be infinite and may be stored or calculated on demand. It has macros, primitives to run programs, and an interactive command language.
Q is implemented in C++, and comes with an interpreter, compiler framework, libraries, and documentation. It runs on Linux and SUN-4 and should work on any 32-bit Unix.
Latest version: 1, as of 1993-06-07. Development stopped in 1994.
(http://kelso.bothner.com/~per/software/#Q ).
E-mail: Per Bothner .
(2000-05-22)
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
q
charge
Q
  1. quarter

  2. queen

q.
  1. quart

  2. quarter

  3. quarterly

  4. question

  5. quintal

  6. quire

Q.
quarto
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Idioms & Phrases

q

see mind one's p's and q's.

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Example sentences for q
The pulse is then allowed to leave the cavity via another q switch.
The letter q is reserved for heat in a chemical reaction.
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