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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Spiritual Quotient

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SQuamous

Medical » Physiology

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SQuare

Miscellaneous » Unit Measures

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square

Miscellaneous

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SQuare

Computing » Networking

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SQuat (zero, none)

Internet » Chat

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SQuire

Business » Occupation & Positions

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Standard Quantity

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Standard Quantity

Business » Accounting

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Standardised Quality

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Status Quo

Governmental » US Government

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Stereo Quadraphonic

Community » Media

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Study Questions

Academic & Science » Colleges & Universities

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Stupidity Quotient

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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Sub-Cutaneous

Governmental » FDA

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Subcutaneous

Medical » Physiology

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Subjective Quality

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Super Queer

Miscellaneous » Funnies

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Super Quiet

Governmental » Military

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Suvivors Quest

Miscellaneous » Unclassified

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Sweat Quotient

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Synchronization Queue

Computing » General

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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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