What does SQ stand for?

What does SQ mean? This page is about the various possible meanings of the acronym, abbreviation, shorthand or slang term: SQ.

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SQuare

Computing » Networking

   
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SQuare

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

   
SQ

Albanian

Regional » Language Codes (2 Letters)

   
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Status Quo

Governmental » US Government

   
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Subcutaneous

Medical » Physiology

   
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SQuire

Business » Occupation & Positions

   
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Sound Quality

Academic & Science » Amateur Radio

   
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Service Quality

Computing » Telecom

   
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SQuat (zero, none)

Internet » Chat

   
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SQuamous

Medical » Physiology

   
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Study Questions

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

   
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Super Quiet

Governmental » Military

   
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Spiritual Quotient

Community » Religion

   
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Single Quote

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   
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Single Quotes

Community » Media

   
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Social Quotient

Community

   
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Standard Quantity

Business » General

   
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Standard Quantity

Business » Accounting

   
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Stereo Quadraphonic

Community » Media

   
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Snow Queen

Miscellaneous » Funnies

   
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Speed Quality

Governmental » Transportation

   
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Semtech

Governmental » Suppliers

   
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Singapore Quality

Business » General

   
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Scalar Quantization

Academic & Science » Physics

   
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Simple Quadratic

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

   

What does SQ mean?

SQ
SQ was a program used in the early 1980s on both DOS and CP/M computer systems to compress files so they use less space. Files compressed by SQ are identified by changing the middle initial of the extension to "Q", so that text files ended with the extension .TQT, executable files ended with the extension .CQM or .EQE, documents with .DQC, etc. Groups of files were often combined into an archive using the LU program, which created .LBR files containing all the files needed for a particular group, such as all the files needed to install an application. Typically such files were either individually compressed or the LBR archive was itself compressed with SQ. With the development of the ARC program and its ARC archive file format, SQ essentially became obsolete on most systems, except CP/M, which lacked an ARC port for several years. On CP/M systems, the CRUNCH compression program was written to implement the LZW algorithm and plug the gap.

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