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1. (Psychology) emotional quotient, a (notional) measure of a person's adequacy in such areas as self-awareness, empathy, and dealing sensitively with other people
2. (Electronics) equalization, the electronic balancing of sound frequencies on audio recording equipment or hi-fi to reduce distortion or achieve a specific effect
[(sense 1) late C20: by analogy with IQ]
emotional quotient: skill in handling one's emotions, viewed as a factor in achievement.
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