Q

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Translingual[edit]

LetterQ.svg
Unicode name LATIN CAPITAL LETTER Q
Unicode block Basic Latin
Codepoint U+0051
P ← Basic Latin → R
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Letter[edit]

Q upper case (lower case q)

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

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Symbol[edit]

Q

  1. (biochemistry) IUPAC 1-letter abbreviation for glutamine
  2. (physics) electric charge

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Other representations of Q:


English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Letter[edit]

Q (upper case, lower case q)

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

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 2[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Abbreviation[edit]

Q

  1. question or questions
    Q and A
  2. quarter
  3. the supposed common source (protogospel) of the Gospels of Mark and Luke (from German Quelle, source)
  4. the Q factor in electronics
  5. (astronomy) quasar
  6. (sports) qualified
  7. American Library Association Abbreviation for quarto, book size (25-30cm).
  8. (chess) queen
Antonyms[edit]
  • (sports): DNQ
Derived terms[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Q

  1. The pseudonym of Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch

American Sign Language[edit]

Letter[edit]

Q (Stokoe Q)

  1. The letter Q

Azeri[edit]

Letter[edit]

Q upper case (lower case q)

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

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Cantonese[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Q

  1. Used in a euphemistic way to replace a swear word.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Q (capital, lowercase q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Dutch alphabet.

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  • Previous letter: P
  • Next letter: R

Finnish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Q (upper case, lower case q)

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

Usage notes[edit]

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

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

Q (upper case, lower case q)

  1. The seventeenth letter of the German alphabet.

Italian[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Letter[edit]

Q m, 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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Latin[edit]

Letter[edit]

Q

  1. The seventeenth letter of the Latin alphabet

Malay[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Letter[edit]

Q

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

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Mandarin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

Q

  1. (slang) fucking; bloody; damn
  2. (slang) cute
  3. (slang) chewy

Derived terms[edit]

Noun[edit]

Q

  1. (slang) penis
  2. (slang) (snooker) cue
  3. (slang) quinella

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Verb[edit]

Q

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

Somali[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Letter[edit]

Q upper case (lower case q)

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

Usage notes[edit]

  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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Spanish[edit]

Letter[edit]

Q (upper case, lower case q)

  1. The 18th letter of the Spanish alphabet.

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Letter[edit]

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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