What Does TQA Mean in a Text?

TQA means "The Quick Answer" and "Total Quality Assurance." Here is more information about each of these definitions for TQA.

The Quick Answer

The abbreviation TQA is commonly used with the meaning "The Quick Answer" to introduce a summary to a long article or comment, to add emphasis to a response to a question or request, or to find a site that gives a succinct answer to a search term. For example:
  • Lee: What's an adverb?
  • Fran: TQA: A word that can modify a verb, an adjective, or another adverb.
  • Lee: What's an adverbial phrase?
  • Fran: Type "#TQA adverbial phrase" into Bing and you will see.
  • Sam: Can you stand in for Jordan on Saturday?
  • Jo: TQA. No!
In internet searches, TQA is often prefixed or suffixed with a hashtag (e.g., "#TQA what are verbs" or "What are nouns #TQA").

TQA was first introduced by the website www.grammar-monster.com, which presented a TQA box at the top of every page.

TQA is designed to avoid the "Too Long; Did Not Read" situation (Abbreviated as TLDR, TL;DR, or TLDNR.)

Total Quality Assurance

In manufacturing, TQA means "Total Quality Assurance." In this context, it is a guarantee of quality.

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When I write TQA, I mean this:

meaning of TQA

TQA also means "Total Quality Assurance."

Summary of Key Points

First definition of TQA

"The Quick Answer" is the most common definition for TQA on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:The Quick Answer
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Second definition of TQA

In business circles, TQA often means "Total Quality Assurance."
Definition:Total Quality Assurance
Guessability:guessability level 3

3: Guessable

Typical Users:typical user


An Academic Look at TQA

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Tee Queue Ay"), TQA is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of TQA Used in a Text

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