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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • abbr. respiratory quotient

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Examples

  • His comments came days after the Air Force and Lockheed Martin acknowledged use of a new radar-evading drone over Afghanistan, which is formally called the RQ-170 but has been dubbed the "Beast of Kandahar."

    Reuters: Top News

  • His comments came days after the Air Force and Lockheed Martin Corp acknowledged use of a new radar-evading drone over Afghanistan, which is formally called the RQ-170 but has been dubbed the "Beast of Kandahar."

    Reuters: Top News

  • The RQ is a measurement that tells what your body is burning – fat or carbohydrate.

    Gary Taubes responds to George Bray | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • It's a trademark design, they say, called RQ-8 (ph).

    CNN Transcript Jul 25, 2007

  • Officially called the RQ-170 Sentinel, the spy aircraft may have been operating out of Afghanistan for some two years.

    NY Post: News

  • I’m sure a whole lot more than leptin is responsible for the “post weight loss starvation response” , because not all of it responds to leptin replacement for example, the RQ, which is respiratory quotient, a measure of metabolic rate, does not return to normal after leptin replacement in post-weight reduced people.

    Gary Taubes responds | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • It's time schools started to teach rational thinking, with a view to improving and assessing students '"RQ"

    New Scientist - Online News

  • The "RQ" prefix for the aircraft indicates an unarmed drone, unlike the "MQ" designation used for Predator and Reaper aircraft equipped with missiles and precision-guided bombs.

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  • a reconnaissance drone, a claim supported by the aircraft's lack of visible armaments, by the sensors that appear to be embedded in its wings, and by its "RQ" designation.

    Popular Science - New Technology, Science News, The Future Now

  • The "RQ" designation is used for unarmed drones, such as the RQ-4 Global Hawk.

    Iran Makes New Claim It Downed U.S. Drone

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