List of acronyms: Q

This list contains acronyms, initialisms, and pseudo-blends  that begin with the letter Q.

For the purposes of this list:

  • acronym = an abbreviation pronounced as if it were a word, e.g., SARS = severe acute respiratory syndrome, pronounced to rhyme with cars
  • initialism = an abbreviation pronounced wholly or partly using the names of its constituent letters, e.g., CD = compact disc, pronounced cee dee
  • pseudo-blend = an abbreviation whose extra or omitted letters mean that it cannot stand as a true acronym, initialism, or portmanteau (a word formed by combining two or more words).
(a) = acronym, e.g.: SARS – (a) severe acute respiratory syndrome
(i) = initialism, e.g.: CD – (i) compact disc
(p) = pseudo-blend, e.g.: UNIFEM – (p) United Nations Development Fund for Women
(s) = symbol (none of the above, representing and pronounced as something else; for example: MHz – Megahertz)

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  • Q1 – (p) First Quarter
  • Q2 – (p) Second Quarter
  • Q3 – (p) Third Quarter
  • Q4 – (p) Fourth Quarter

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QBEdit

  • QB – (p) Quarterback (football)

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QFEdit

  • QFE – (i) Quoted For Emphasis – (s) Local ground level atmospheric pressure (aeronautical Q code)

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  • QID – (i) quater in die (Latin, "four times daily")
  • QIP – (a) Quadrilateral Interoperability Programme (ancestor of MIP; "quip")

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QNEdit

  • QNH – (s) Regional mean sea level atmospheric pressure (aeronautical Q code)

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QVEdit

  • qv – (i) quod vide (Latin "which see")
  • QVC – (i) "Quality, Value, Convenience" (home shopping channel)

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  • QWG – (i) Quadripartite Working Group ("qwig")
  • QWGAOR – (i) Quadripartite Working Group on Army Operational Research ("qwig-a-o-r")

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