Definition of Quotient

1. Noun. The ratio of two quantities to be divided.

Specialized synonyms: Proportion
Generic synonyms: Ratio



2. Noun. The number obtained by division.
Generic synonyms: Number

Definition of Quotient

1. n. The number resulting from the division of one number by another, and showing how often a less number is contained in a greater; thus, the quotient of twelve divided by four is three.

Definition of Quotient

1. Noun. (context: arithmetic) The number resulting from the division of one number by another. ¹

2. Noun. (context: mathematics) By analogy, the result of any process that is the inverse of multiplication as defined for any mathematical entities other than numbers. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete rare) A quotum or quota. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quotient

1. the number resulting from the division of one number by another [n -S]

Medical Definition of Quotient

1. 1. The number resulting from the division of one number by another, and showing how often a less number is contained in a greater; thus, the quotient of twelve divided by four is three. 2. The result of any process inverse to multiplication. See the Note under Multiplication. Origin: F, fr. L. Quoties how often, how many times, fr. Quot how many. See Quota. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quotient

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Literary usage of Quotient

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1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General (1890)
"li the signs of the divisor and dividend be like, the sign of the quotient is + ; but if they be unlike, the sign of the quotient is This rule is derived ..."

2. An Introduction to Algebra: Being the First Part of a Course of Mathematics by Jeremiah Day, Anthony Dumond Stanley (1859)
"It will be seen that the second co-efficient of the quotient must be 0, because the first remainder begins with 0, under the second term of the dividend. ..."

3. Algebra: An Elementary Text Book for the Higher Classes of Secondary Schools by George Chrystal (1886)
"If ihe degree of the dividend be less than that of the divisor the quotient is essentially fractional. For, m being < n, suppose, if possible, ..."

4. Algebra: An Elementary Text-book, for the Higher Classes of Secondary by George Chrystal (1904)
"For, m being <n, suppose, if possible, that the quotient is integral, ... hence the quotient cannot be integral, that is, it must be fractional. § 4. ..."

5. The Cyclopædia;: Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature.by Abraham Rees by Abraham Rees (1819)
"This laß quotient, added to ... quotient. Example—Let the age of В be 40 ; of A, 30 ; the fum loo ; rate of interdi 4 ftt tent ; the given time 20 years ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"If the signs of the divisor and dividend be like, the sign of the quotient is + ; but if they be unlike, the sign of the quotient is - . ..."

7. Theory and Applications of Finite Groups by George Abram Miller, Hans Frederick Blichfeldt, Leonard Eugene Dickson (1916)
"In other words, each subgroup is simply isomorphic with a quotient group and ... If k is not prime to g, these kth powers constitute a quotient group of ..."

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