Q is the seventeenth letter of the English alphabet.

Q may also refer to:


Arts, entertainment, and media

Fictional entities


  • Q (magazine), British music magazine
    • Q Awards, yearly music awards given by Q magazine
  • Q (novel), historical novel by Luther Blissett first published in Italian in 1999
  • Q source, also known as Q document, a hypothetical early Gospel writing (Bible)
  • "Q" Is for Quarry, the seventeenth novel in Sue Grafton's "Alphabet mystery" series, published in 2002


Networks, stations, and channels

  • Q (TV network), Philippine network previously known as Quality TeleVision (QTV)
  • ARY Qtv, a Pakistani television channel
  • Q Radio, a UK radio station run by Q magazine
  • Q Television Network, an American cable television network
  • Q TV, a UK music channel based on Q magazine
  • Q Channel, former names of BTV, an Indonesian television network

Other titled works

Business and government

  • Q (dairy), Norwegian dairy brand
  • Q clearance, United States Department of Energy security clearance
  • Q Score, in marketing, way to measure the familiarity of an item
  • Q Theatre, a theatre in London, England
  • Q-telecom, Greek operator
  • Motorola Q, smartphone released in 2006
  • Pentax Q, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera released in 2011
  • Tobin's q, a financial ratio developed by James Tobin

Computing and computer games


  • Q, the standard abbreviation for an electronic transistor, used e.g. in circuit diagrams
  • Q the first moment of area, used in calculating shear stress distributions
  • Q, the reactive power component of apparent power
  • Q Factor (bicycles), the width between where the pedals attach to the cranks
  • Q factor or Q in resonant systems, a measurement of the effect of resistance to oscillation




Biology and chemistry

Physics and astronomy



Other uses

  • Q Society of Australia, right-wing, anti-Islamic political society
  • Q, a nickname for Chuluaqui-Quodoushka, a series of New Age sexual meditation exercises developed by Harley Reagan
  • Quintals, an archaic method of measuring crop yield, was often abbreviated as q
  • Quarter, as in "Q1", "Q2", "Q3" and "Q4", a three-month period in a calendar year
  • Q. texture, a Taiwanese term describing the ideal texture of many foods
  • Initiative Q, a new payment network and digital currency devised by Saar Wilf
  • Quebec, the military time zone code for UTC−04:00
  • Sky Q, a subscription-based television and entertainment service
  • The Q (nightclub), an LGBT nightclub in New York City

See also