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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Albanian

Regional » Language Codes (2 Letters)

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Sacred Quest

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Scalar Quantization

Academic & Science » Physics

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Science Quantitative

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Scorpion Queen

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Semtech

Governmental » Suppliers

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Service Quality

Computing » Telecom

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Set Queries

Computing » Databases

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Simple Quadratic

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Simply Quilts

Miscellaneous » Quilting

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Singapore Quality

Business » General

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Single Quote

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Single Quotes

Community » Media

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Sleep Queue

Computing » Networking

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Slum Queen

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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Snow Queen

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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Social Intelligence Quotient

Academic & Science » Psychology

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Social Intelligence Quotient

Community » Educational

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Social Quotient

Community

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Software Quelle

Computing » Software

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Soldier Qualification

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Soldier Qualifications

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Sound Quailty

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Sound Quality

Academic & Science » Amateur Radio

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Speed Quality

Governmental » Transportation

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What does SQ mean?

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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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