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See also: Qt, qt, and q.t.



QT (countable and uncountable, plural QTs)

  1. (sports) Initialism of quarter time.
  2. (medicine) A QT interval.
  3. (LGBT, social sciences) Initialism of queer theory.
    • 2016, Jason P. Murphy, Catherine A. Lugg, “Scavenging as Queer Methodology”, in Nelson M. Rodriguez, Wayne J. Martino, Jennifer C. Ingrey, Edward Brockenbrough, editors, Critical Concepts in Queer Studies and Education (Queer Studies and Education), Palgrave Macmillan, →ISBN, page 389:
      In contrast to structuralist frameworks which seek to filter the "essential" characteristics of a phenomenon from the messiness of lived experience, QT sees all identity as perpetually in contest and, consequently, variable [] .
  4. (informal) Initialism of quality time.
    • 2023 March 7, Jake Register, Marielle Marlys, Erika W. Smith, “Everything You Need to Know About Dating a Cancer Man”, in Cosmopolitan[1]:
      Okay, it doesn’t have to be that mushy-gushy, but Cancers appreciate it when you put some thought into their b-day gift. [] It could be picking out his favorite bottle of wine, buying him that book he mentioned wanting to read, or planning a romantic weekend getaway for the two of you. There’s nothing a Cancer wants more than some QT with his cutie!!!

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  1. (software) Initialism of QuickTime.


QT (not comparable)

  1. (LGBT) Acronym of queer and trans.
    • 2018, Doris Leibetseder, “Reproductive Technologies for Queer and Trans People”, in Ezio Di Nucci, Ji-Young Lee, Isaac A. Wagner, editors, The Rowman & Littlefield Handbook of Bioethics, Rowman & Littlefield, →ISBN, page 262:
      Furthermore, home insemination should be allowed [] The advantage is that home insemination is less costly and thus accessible for more QT people.