Michael Henson's

Glossary of Computer Science Terms

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quadratic efficiency: a measure of algorithm efficiency in which the run time is proportionate to the number of elements squared;
qualifier: an attribute of an object that distinguishes among the set of objects at the "many" end of an association.
query operation: an operation that returns or computes a value without modifying any objects.
queue: a linear list in which data can only be inserted at the back and can only be deleted from the front