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q (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the basic modern Latin alphabet.
  • (Latin script):  Aa  Bb  Cc  Dd  Ee  Ff  Gg  Hh  Ii  Jj  Kk  Ll  Mm  Nn  Oo  Pp  Qq  Rr  Sſs  Tt  Uu  Vv  Ww  Xx  Yy  Zz
  • (Variations of letter Q):  Ɋɋ  ʠ  Qq  ȹ
  • With hook: ʠ

q

  1. Abbreviation of quecto-.
  2. (IPA) voiceless uvular plosive.
    (superscript ⟨𐞥⟩) – see ⟨𐞥⟩.
  3. (NAPA) as in IPA.
  4. (physics) electrical charge
  5. (physics) heat
  6. (fluid dynamics) dynamic pressure
  • (electrical charge): Q
  • (heat): Q

Other representations of Q:

  • (letter name): IPA(key): /kjuː/
    • Rhymes: -uː
    • Homophones: cue, queue
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /k/

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

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

The name of this letter is spelled cue or formerly cu.

  • (Latin-script letters) letter; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

q (lower case, upper case Q)

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

Abbreviation.

q (plural q's)

  1. (athletics) Abbreviation of non-automatic qualification: indicates an athlete who qualifies to the next round either by time as a fastest loser (in track events) or by position without achieving the qualifying target (in field events).
    Coordinate term: Q (automatic qualification)
  2. Abbreviation of question.
    Alternative form: Q
  • Q
  • DNQ, DNS, DNF, DSQ, DQ

From Latin quaque (every).

q

  1. (medicine) Each, every (with a time interval).
    175 mg/m2 q 3 wks175 mg/m2 every three weeks
  • qh, QD

q

  1. (stenoscript) the sound sequence /ŋk/, /kw/ or /kjuː/.
  • IPA(key): /c/

q (upper case Q)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Albanian alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) shkronjë; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, Dh dh, E e, Ë ë, F f, G g, Gj gj, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, Ll ll, M m, N n, Nj nj, O o, P p, Q q, R r, Rr rr, S s, Sh sh, T t, Th th, U u, V v, X x, Xh xh, Y y, Z z, Zh zh
  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ɡ/

q lower case (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Azerbaijani alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) hərf; A a, B b, C c, Ç ç, D d, E e, Ə ə, F f, G g, Ğ ğ, H h, X x, I ı, İ i, J j, K k, Q q, L l, M m, N n, O o, Ö ö, P p, R r, S s, Ş ş, T t, U u, Ü ü, V v, Y y, Z z
  • IPA(key): /ku/, [ku]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Basque alphabet, called ku and written in the Latin script.
  • Used chiefly in recent loanwords and foreign proper nouns.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ñ ñ, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ü ü), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
  • IPA(key): /kʼ/

q (uppercase Q)

  1. A letter of the Bilen Latin alphabet.
  • Rhymes: -y
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ky/

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Dutch alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • Previous letter: p
  • Next letter: r
  • IPA(key): /ˈkuː/
  • Homophone: kuu

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Estonian alphabet, called kuu and written in the Latin script.
  • Used only in foreign words.
  • (Latin-script letters) täht; A a, B b (C c), D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p (Q q), R r, S s, Š š, Z z, Ž ž, T t, U u, V v (W w), Õ õ, Ä ä, Ö ö, Ü ü (X x, Y y)

The Finnish orthography using the Latin script was based on those of Swedish, German and Latin, and was first used in the mid-16th century. No earlier script is known. See the Wikipedia article on Finnish for more information, and q for information on the development of the glyph itself.

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Finnish alphabet, called kuu and written in the Latin script.
  • Used only in loanwords. In more established loanwords qu is replaced with kv.
  • (Latin-script letters) kirjain; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s (Š š), T t, U u, V v (W w), X x, Y y, Z z (Ž ž), Å å, Ä ä, Ö ö
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /ky/
  • Rhymes: -y
  • Homophones: cul, culs, cu, cus, ku, kus, qu, qus

q (lower case, upper case Q)

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

q m (plural q)

  1. Abbreviation of quintal.
  • Previous letter: p
  • Next letter: r
  • “q”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.

q

  1. Romanization of 𐌵

IPA(key): /q/

q

  1. The thirteenth letter of the Greenlandic alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): [ˈk]
  • (letter name): IPA(key): [ˈkuː]

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. A letter of the extended Hungarian alphabet, called and written in the Latin script.

It is a symbol of the (somewhat dated) unit of mázsa (100 kilos or a quintal, approx. two hundredweight).

It occurs in the following terms, along with their derivations and compounds: becquerel, (archaic spelling: boutique →) butik, cinquecento, conditio sine qua non, denique, donquijoték (plural), IQ, kvad or quad, quantum satis, quaestor, quaestura, quattrocento, quisling, quodlibet, QR-kód, squash, and tequila.

Also in some foreign proper names chiefly from Latin, French, and Spanish, including Aquincum, Aquinói Szent Tamás (Thomas Aquinas), Don Quijote, Dunkerque, García Márquez, Jacques Offenbach, Martinique, Montesquieu, Quartier Latin, Québec, Quintilianus, Quintus Pontius Pilatus, Quito, Torquato Tasso, and Velázquez.

  • (Latin-script letters) betű; A a, Á á, B b, C c, Cs cs, D d, Dz dz, Dzs dzs, E e, É é, F f, G g, Gy gy, H h, I i, Í í, J j, K k, L l, Ly ly, M m, N n, Ny ny, O o, Ó ó, Ö ö, Ő ő, P p, R r, S s, Sz sz, T t, Ty ty, U u, Ú ú, Ü ü, Ű ű, V v, Z z, Zs zs. Only in the extended alphabet: q W w X x Y y. Commonly used: ch. Also defined: à ë. In surnames (selection): ä aa cz ds eé eö ew oe oó th ts ÿ.
  • q in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • (context pronunciation, always found before the letter U) IPA(key): /kw/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /kwe/

q (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Ido alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) litero; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
  • (context pronunciation) IPA(key): /k/
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ki/

q (upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Indonesian alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • ak
  • aq (alay)
  • (Latin-script letters) huruf; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

From similarity pronunciation of q in English and -ku in Indonesian.

q

  1. (text messaging, slang) Abbreviation of aku.
  1. IPA(key): /q/

q (upper case Q)

  1. A letter of the Inupiaq alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (letter name) IPA(key): /ˈku/
    • Rhymes: -u
  • (phonemic realization) IPA(key): /kw/

q f or m (invariable, lower case, upper case Q)

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

q

  1. The voiceless stop /k͡p/, vs. curly-tail ⟨ɋ⟩, which is voiced /ɡ͡b/.
  • in Uʼmista orthography (standard Kwakʼwala)
  • IPA(key): /q/

q (upper case Q)

  1. (Liqʼwala dialect) A letter of the Kwak'wala alphabet, written in the Latin script.

q

  1. A letter of the Latin alphabet.
  • IPA(key): /q/

q

  1. The thirty-first letter of the Lushootseed alphabet.

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Malay alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

Continues Arabic ق (q).

  • (phoneme) IPA(key): /ʔ/
    • IPA(key): [ʔ] (standard)
    • IPA(key): [q] (dialectal, now especially among the elderly)

q (upper case Q)

  1. The twenty-first letter of the Maltese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) ittra; A a, B b, Ċ ċ, D d, E e, F f, Ġ ġ, G g,  , H h, Ħ ħ, I i, Ie ie, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Ż ż, Z z
  • IPA(key): /qʰ/

q (uppercase Q)

  1. A letter of the Mam alphabet.
  • (letter name): IPA(key): /kʉː/
  • (phoneme): IPA(key): /k/
  • Homophone: ku

q

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Norwegian alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • Rare in written Norwegian, only used in a limited number of loanwords.

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Portuguese alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) letra; A a (Á á, À à,  â, àã), B b, C c (Ç ç), D d, E e (É é, Ê ê), F f, G g, H h, I i (Í í), J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o (Ó ó, Ô ô, Õ õ), P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u (Ú ú), V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

q

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of que.
  2. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of quê (what).
  • IPA(key): (after n) /ɡ/, (after any other letter) /k/

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. (International Standard) Used to represent the dative and genitive cases.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, X x, I i, J j, K k, Kh kh, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Ph ph, R r, S s, T t, Th th, U u, V v, Z z International Standard: (À à, Ä ä, Ǎ ǎ), Ć ć, Ćh ćh, (È è, Ë ë, Ě ě), (Ì ì, Ï ï, Ǐ ǐ), (Ò ò, Ö ö, Ǒ ǒ), Rr rr, Ś ś, (Ù ù, Ü ü, Ǔ ǔ), Ź ź, Ʒ ʒ, Q q, Ç ç, ϴ θ. Pan-Vlax: Č č, Čh čh, Dž dž, (Dź dź), Ř ř, Š š, (Ś ś), Ž ž, (Ź ź).
  • Yūsuke Sumi (2018) “-q-”, in ニューエクスプレス ロマ(ジプシー)語 [New Express Romani (Gypsy)] (in Japanese), Tokyo: Hakusuisha, →ISBN, page 15
  • IPA(key): /k/

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The twentieth letter of the Romanian alphabet, called chiu and written in the Latin script.
  • Used chiefly in loanwords.
  • The digraph qu is pronounced /kw/, /kv/, or /kʲ/.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, Ă ă,  â, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, Πî, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, Ș ș, T t, Ț ț, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z
  • IPA(key): (phoneme) /k/
  • IPA(key): (letter name) /ˈku/ [ˈku]
    • Rhymes: -u

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The eighteenth letter of the Spanish alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • IPA(key): /ke/ [ke]
  • Rhymes: -e

q

  1. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of que (that).
    Hay un policía en la ruta q más uso.There's a cop on the route that I use the most.
  2. (Internet slang, text messaging) Abbreviation of qué (what).
    q pasó?what happened?

Borrowed from Spanish q. Each pronunciation has a different source:

  • Filipino alphabet pronunciation is influenced by English q.
  • Abecedario pronunciation is from Spanish q.
  • (Standard Tagalog)
    • IPA(key): /ˈkju/ [ˈkju] (letter name, Filipino alphabet)
      • Rhymes: -u
    • IPA(key): /ˈku/ [ˈku] (letter name, Abecedario)
      • Rhymes: -u
    • IPA(key): /k/ [k] (phoneme, usually together with u)
    • IPA(key): /ˈku/ [ˈku] (phoneme, before u, English unadapted loanwords)

q (lower case, upper case Q, Baybayin spelling ᜃ᜔ᜌᜓ)

  1. The nineteenth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Filipino alphabet), called kyu and written in the Latin script.
  • This letter is mostly used only in proper nouns, unadapted loanwords, or Spanish-based spellings.
  • (Latin-script letters) titik; A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, Ñ ñ, Ng ng, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

q (lower case, upper case Q, Baybayin spelling ᜃᜓ)

  1. (historical) The twentieth letter of the Tagalog alphabet (the Abecedario), called cu and written in the Latin script.
  • “q”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

q (lower case, upper case Q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Zulu alphabet, written in the Latin script.
  • (Latin-script letters) A a, B b, C c, D d, E e, F f, G g, H h, I i, J j, K k, L l, M m, N n, O o, P p, Q q, R r, S s, T t, U u, V v, W w, X x, Y y, Z z

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