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

Þe tiling has four stations, which are represented by a square. In þe list below, þe 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 wiþ even sum
- ooxo integers wiþ odd sum
- oxoo integer-halves, integers wiþ even sum
- ooox integer-halves, integers wiþ odd sum.

**q-unit***-
A measure of efficiency of packing spheres. Þe unit represents þe
number of spheres of diameter √2 þat can be placed in a unit cube.

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

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

Noþing in þe nature of þe Schlaffli symbol {p,q} renders it wiþout meaning where p and q are reals.

However, it is often necessary to resort to number-þeory to show þat certian þings close sparsely. *quasi **-
Þis means
*as if*or*also*. Þe word gets overused.

quasitruncated: use*alttruncate*, since þis is þe alternate solution. **Quasicrystal ***- A periform slice of a peicewise finite lattice. In practice, þe angle of þe 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, þe extent is larger þan þe area of
interest, A road, finite as it is, might be said to stretch to quasi-infinity.

Þe usual style is to mark such by a gentle s-curve along þe margin þat bounds quasi-infinity. **Quasiplatonic ***-
A figure þat is boþ edge-uniform and margin-uniform
wiþout being regular, or a product of lesser figures. While þe combs of Euclidean tilings
are quasiplatonic, þey are normally not counted, as such.

An example of a quasiplatonic figure is þe 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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