q factor

q fac·tor
Q q


    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kyoo fak-ter]
    • /kyu ˈfæk tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kyoo fak-ter]
    • /kyu ˈfæk tər/

Definitions of q factor words

  • noun q factor See Q (def 6). 1
  • noun q factor a measure of the relationship between stored energy and rate of energy dissipation in certain electrical components, devices, etc, thus indicating their efficiency 0
  • noun q factor the heat released in a nuclear reaction, usually expressed in millions of electronvolts for each individual reaction 0
  • noun q factor The Q factor of certain electrical components and devices is a measure of the relationship between stored energy and the rate of energy use, that gives an indication of their efficiency. 0

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Origin of q factor

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65

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q factor popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 37% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 63% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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