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TranslingualEdit

 
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LetterEdit

Q (lower case q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
    Queen, Qualen, Qatarien

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SymbolEdit

Q

  1. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for glutamine
  2. (physics) electric charge
  3. (logic, mathematics) Robinson arithmetic

GalleryEdit

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Other representations of Q:


EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

LetterEdit

Q (upper case, lower case q, plural Qs or Q's)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the English alphabet, called cue and written in the Latin script.
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NumberEdit

Q (upper case, lower case q)

  1. The ordinal number seventeenth, derived from this letter of the English alphabet, called cue and written in the Latin script.

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Q

  1. question or questions
    Q and A
  2. quarter
  3. (electronics) Quality factor
  4. (astronomy) quasar
  5. (sports) qualified
  6. American Library Association Abbreviation of quarto (book size).
  7. (chess) queen
AntonymsEdit
  • (sports): DNQ
  • (science fiction fandom): DNQ
Derived termsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Q

  1. The pseudonym of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch
  2. (followed by an ayah (verse) number) Quran
  3. (theology) the hypothetical common source (logion collection) of the Gospels of Mark and Luke (from German Quelle, source); all the non-Marcan shared material in those gospels (not always considered a single document)
  4. QAnon (anonymous poster on 4chan)
    • 2017 December 19, Paris Martineau, “The Storm Is the New Pizzagate — Only Worse”, in New York[1], archived from the original on 26 December 2018:
      In this fantasy world, all of the far right’s wildest dreams come true: Q promises that Clinton, Obama, Podesta, Abedin, and even McCain are all either arrested and wearing secret police-issued ankle monitors, or just about to be indicted; that the Steele dossier is a total fabrication personally paid for by Clinton and Obama; and that the Las Vegas massacre was most definitely an inside job connected to the Saudi-Clinton cabal.
    • 2018 July 31, Julia Carrie Wong, “What is QAnon? Explaining the bizarre rightwing conspiracy theory”, in The Guardian[2]:
      In a thread called “Calm Before the Storm”, and in subsequent posts, Q established his legend as a government insider with top security clearance who knew the truth about a secret struggle for power involving Donald Trump, the “deep state”, Robert Mueller, the Clintons, pedophile rings, and other stuff.
    • 2019 March 6, Kaitlyn Tiffany, “How a conspiracy theory about Democrats drinking children’s blood topped Amazon’s best-sellers list”, in Vox[3], archived from the original on 7 March 2019:
      At the end of her report, Coaston concluded, “Most people have never heard of QAnon, or Q — and that includes most of Donald Trump’s supporters.” That’s still the case, but the fact that this book is at the top of some of Amazon’s most prominent recommendation lists means that a far larger share of the population will — at a minimum — stumble across these ideas.

AfarEdit

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Q

  1. The eleventh letter in the Afar alphabet.

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American Sign LanguageEdit

LetterEdit

  (transliteration needed) (Stokoe Q)

  1. The letter Q

AzerbaijaniEdit

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Q upper case (lower case q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ChineseEdit

PronunciationEdit


Etymology 1Edit

From English cute.

AdjectiveEdit

Q

  1. (slang) cute

Etymology 2Edit

From Min Nan 𩚨 (khiū).

AdjectiveEdit

Q

  1. (slang, of food) soft and pliable; chewy (like mochi)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Euphemistic form of (jiū).

InterfixEdit

Q

  1. (vulgar, Cantonese, euphemistic) fucking; bloody; damn
    Q [Cantonese, trad.]
    Q [Cantonese, simp.]
    do1 kiu1 jyu4 [Jyutping]
    freaking unnecessary
    Q [Cantonese, trad. and simp.]
    do1 kiu1 si6 [Jyutping]
    freaking nosy

Etymology 4Edit

From English cue.

NounEdit

Q

  1. (slang) (snooker) cue
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 5Edit

From English quinella.

NounEdit

Q

  1. (slang) quinella
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 6Edit

From QQ, an adaptation of ICQ, another instant messaging program.

VerbEdit

Q

  1. (slang) to use QQ, the popular Chinese instant messaging program

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Q (capital, lowercase q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: P
  • Next letter: R

FinnishEdit

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Q (upper case, lower case q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called kuu and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  • Used only in loanwords. In more established loanwords qu is replaced with kv.

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GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Q (upper case, lower case q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the German alphabet.

IdoEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (always found before the letter U) IPA(key): /kw/

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Q (lower case q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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ItalianEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (name of letter) IPA(key): /ku/
  • (phoneme, always found before U) IPA(key): /kw/

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Q m or f (invariable, lower case q)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Italian alphabet, called cu and written in the Latin script.

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LatinEdit

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Q

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Latin alphabet

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MalayEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

  • (Name of letter) IPA(key): [kiu], [kju]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable initial) IPA(key): [q], [k]
  • (Phoneme, Syllable final) IPA(key): [k̚]

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Q

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /ˈke/

LetterEdit

Q (upper case, lower case q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SaanichEdit

PronunciationEdit

LetterEdit

Q

  1. The twenty-fifth letter of the Saanich alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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SomaliEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /ɢ/
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ɢɑːf/

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Q upper case (lower case q)

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, called qaaf and written in the Latin script.

Usage notesEdit

  1. The fifteenth letter of the Somali alphabet, which follows Arabic abjad order. It is preceded by F and followed by K.

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SpanishEdit

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Q (upper case, lower case q)

  1. The 18th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Q (upper case, lower case q)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Vietnamese alphabet, called cu, quy, or quờ and written in the Latin script.

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ZuluEdit

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Q (upper case, lower case q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.

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