Adjective "quo" definition and examples

(Quo may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkwəʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues.
  1. 'Bangalore, Oct 22 Ahead of the Credit policy banks have sought status quo for categorisation of investments in their portfolios.'
  2. 'The change manager must be willing to listen to the people involved and be prepared to judge whether certain elements of the status quo need to stay so that the projected broader change can happen.'
  3. 'It's contemplated on the basis of principles that will not allow a return to the status quo ante.'
  4. 'Sure, it was nice leaving her complicated life behind for a little while, but she knew she had to go back to the real world and figure out a way to deal with the status quo.'
  5. 'A new article piece from the AEI-Brookings Joint Center for Regulatory Studies, for instance, doesn't mince words when summing up its conclusions: ‘it is hard to imagine that a regulatory elixir could actually improve on the status quo.’'

More definitions

1. quoth. in statu quo [in stah-too kwoh; English in stey-tyoo kwoh, stach-oo] /ɪn ˈstɑ tu ˈkwoʊ; English ɪn ˈsteɪ tyu ˈkwoʊ, ˈstætʃ u/ Spell Syllables adverb, Latin.

1. in the state in which (anything was or is). locus in quo [loh-koo s in kwoh; English loh-kuh s in kwoh] /ˈloʊ kʊs ɪn ˈkwoʊ; English ˈloʊ kəs ɪn ˈkwoʊ/ Spell Syllables noun, Latin.

1. the place in which; the very place; the scene of the ev

More examples(as adjective)

"swaps can be quo."

"statuses can be quo."

"whiles can be quo."

"solutions can be quo."

"platforms can be quo."

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Origin

Latin, literally ‘the state in which’.