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q.s.1

1.
(in prescriptions) as much as is sufficient; enough.
Origin of q.s.1
< Latin quantum sufficit

q.s.2

Q, q

[kyoo] /kyu/
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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  • Note the tails of the qs are turned to the left to clear the writing.

  • "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
  • 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
British Dictionary definitions for qs

qs

abbreviation
1.
(in prescriptions) quantum sufficit
2.
quarter section (of land)
Word Origin
(sense 1) Latin: as much as will suffice

QS

abbreviation
1.
quarter sessions
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qs in Medicine

q.s. abbr.

  1. Latin quantum satis (as much as is enough)

  2. quantum sufficiat (as much as shall suffice)

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Related Abbreviations for qs

QS

quarter sessions

q.s.

Latin quantum sufficit (as much as suffices)
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