QoE Monitoring Server: A server that collects and processes Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics.
Quality of Experience (QoE): A subjective measure of a user's experiences with a media service.
quality rank: A rank component that indicates the importance of an item based on the content of the item, instead of references to that item by other items. See also authority rank.
query: A formalized instruction to a data source to either extract data or perform a specified action. A query can be in the form of a query expression, a method-based query, or a combination of the two. The data source can be in different forms, such as a relational database, XML document, or in-memory object. See also search query.
query component: (1) A portion of a URL that follows a question mark (?), as described in [RFC3986].
(2) A search component that contains and manages an index partition, which contains all or a subset of the data that is collected by a crawl component. A query component can also process requests for that data.
query context: A component of a promotion that specifies the contexts in which a promotion is applied. Examples include the site where the query originates and a user's role or location.
query expansion: A process in which one or more tokens are added to a search query. Typically, the additional tokens are selected based on similarity to existing tokens in a search query, such as inflectional forms, synonyms, and phonetic similarity.
query hit: A unique item that is stored in a search index and is returned as a result for a search query.
query independent rank: A system that is used to rank items. It uses features that do not vary with different queries.
query matching component: A search component that receives requests from a query processing component, processes those requests against indexed items in an index column, and returns the results.
query matching node: A server computer or virtual server that is configured to run a single query matching component.
query processing: In a search service application, a series of operations, such as applying synonym and stemming expansion rules to the query text, that are performed before a search query is executed against a search index.
query refinement: A process that is used to drill into query results by using aggregated statistical data, such as the distribution of managed property values in query results.
query result: A result that is returned for a query. It contains the title and URL of the item, and can also contain other managed properties and a hit-highlighted summary.
query rule: A setting that consists of a keyword condition and an action preformed to provide the most relevant search results.
query server: A server that has been assigned the task of fulfilling search queries.
query table: A two-dimensional table that presents data from an external data source.
query text: The textual, string portion of a query.
query topology: A configuration of index partitions, query components (2), and metadata indexes.
query transform: A query processing stage in which query text is examined and possibly modified to optimize query results. Examples of modifications are applying synonym settings or stemming expansion rules to the text.
Quick Launch: A collection of links to lists and pages in a SharePoint site. By default, it appears on the side of all pages, except site administration pages, in the site.
quick link: A URL that is saved by a user for later reference.
quota template: A group of default quotas that can be applied to a site collection. It is stored in the configuration database.
quota template identifier: A GUID that is used to identify a quota template.
quota warning: An email message that is sent to site collection administrators if a quota warning level is exceeded.
quota warning level: The disk size that cannot be exceeded for a site collection, as determined by an administrator.