Definition of NQ noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌen ˈkjuː//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌen ˈkjuː//
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(in Scotland) the abbreviation for ‘National Qualification’, one of a range of courses and exams that are taken in a number of different subjects and at different levels between the ages of approximately 15 and 18. These include National 3, 4 and 5 (replacing Standard Grade and Higher exams).