a variant of Kairouan
[kal-uh n-der] /ˈkæl ən dər/ noun 1. (in Islamic countries) one of an order of mendicant dervishes founded in the 14th century.
quality-adjusted life years
1. Quadrature Amplitude Modulation. 2. Quality Assurance Management.
[kyoo uh n ey, uh nd] /ˈkyu ən ˈeɪ, ənd/ noun, Informal. 1. an exchange of questions and answers. also Q & A, 1954, abbreviation of question and answer (itself attested by 1817). question and answer