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Cubit is a quantum bit, which is one unit of quantum information. A qubit is a two-state quantum-mechanical system such as the polarization of a single photon: here the two states are vertical polarization and horizontal polarization. In a classical system, a bit would have to be in one state or the other, but quantum mechanics allows the qubit to be in a superposition of both states at the same time, a property which is fundamental to quantum computing. Thanks to Wikipedia for this.
Query is the process of inquiring information from a search engine e.g. Google. The keyword or words are typed in the search field of the directory; where it goes to the Web server and locates the Web page/s representing the word/s or phrase entered into the search field. See jQuery in this Glossary.
QuickTime from Apple Inc. is a proprietary multimedia framework, which comes in both free and paid for versions. QuickTime is essentially a media editing and viewing program format, for pictures, videos, sound and interaction. The capabilities of QuickTime can be expanded using plugins to operate in other media file types.
QWERTY keyboard describes a standard Latin keyboard. This alphabet-based keyboard came about because the early typewriter type-arms jammed when striking the paper. The solution was to move the arms to new locations, to overcome this technical problem. The changes that were affected in the first six keys, resulted in the key arrangement spelling out the word Q-W-E-R-T-Y at the top left of the keyboard.