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**q-***-
Used to refer to figures having the symmetry of the cubic tiling.

The tiling has four stations, which are represented by a square. In the list below, the square has been unfolded.- xooo q-semicubic
- xoxo q-cubic = vertices of cubic tiling
- xxoo q-quarter-cubic
- xxxo q-sesqui-cubic = vertices of double-cubic tiling
- xxxx q-double-cubic

- xooo integers with even sum
- ooxo integers with odd sum
- oxoo integer-halves, integers with even sum
- ooox integer-halves, integers with odd sum.

**q-unit***-
A measure of efficiency of packing spheres. The unit represents the
number of spheres of diameter √2 that can be placed in a unit cube.

For the principle trigonal lattices, e efficiency in q-units corresponds to 1/√s, where s is the number of stations.

The name derives from the q-quarter-cubic, which in eight dimensions and higher, has an efficiency of 1 q-unit. **quantum ***-
It is possible to regard the regular polytopes as quantum objects: that
is, as standing waves over the surface of a sphere. It is in this way
that one can demonstrate that only certian solutions are allowed, and
that others, like {4,5/2} would leak in places into a non-quantum
group.

Nothing in the nature of the Schlaffli symbol {p,q} renders it without meaning where p and q are reals.

However, it is often necessary to resort to number-theory to show that certian things close sparsely. *quasi **-
This means
*as if*or*also*. The word gets overused.

quasitruncated: use*alttruncate*, since this is the alternate solution. **Quasicrystal ***- A periform slice of a peicewise finite lattice. In practice, the angle of the slice forces non-periodicalness, and even 'jaggedness' leading to local periodicness of fragments, but no large-scale periodness.
**Quasi-Infinity ***-
As if at infinity. In practice, the extent is larger than the area of
interest, A road, finite as it is, might be said to stretch to quasi-infinity.

The usual style is to mark such by a gentle s-curve along the margin that bounds quasi-infinity. **Quasiplatonic ***-
A figure that is both edge-uniform and margin-uniform
without being regular, or a product of lesser figures. While the combs of Euclidean tilings
are quasiplatonic, they are normally not counted, as such.

An example of a quasiplatonic figure is the hyperbolic tiling of octagonny o3x4x3o, 64 to a vertex, and its dual tiling of bi-octagon prisms, 288( to a vertex.*twe:*248)

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