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# aliquot

[al-i-kwuh t] /ˈæl ɪ kwət/
1.
Mathematics. forming an exact proper divisor:
An aliquot part of 15 is 5.
2.
Chemistry, Pharmacology. comprising a known fraction of a whole and constituting a sample:
an aliquot quantity of acid for analysis.
noun
3.
an aliquot part.
Origin of aliquot
1560-1570
1560-70; < Latin, equivalent to ali- some other + quot as many as
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• Or the third term of the proportion may be multiplied by the denominator of the fraction representing the aliquot part.

• aliquot, al′i-kwot, adj. such a part of a number as will divide it without a remainder.

• This multiplied by 5/4 gives the total loss for the aliquot portion taken.

E. G. Thomssen
• They must secure for the states of the Southern Republic their aliquot share of the varied treasures of the West.

Richard Henry Savage
• Practice is performed by taking "aliquot parts;" to be a man of some "parts" is therefore necessary.

Anonymous
• Incommensurable is a mathematical term, applying to two or more quantities that have no common measure or aliquot part.

James Champlin Fernald
• Varro tells us that "in aliquot sacris et sacellis scriptum habemus, Ne quid scorteum adhibeatur: ideo ne morticinum quid adsit."

W. Warde Fowler
• It was out of the clients for aliquot parts that the lottery-office-keepers reaped a heavy harvest.

William Andrews
• Lesser quantities may be formed also, but still they correspond to aliquot parts of the full team of eight oxen.

• Mix the solution well, pour through a dry filter and determine the dextrose in an aliquot.

William H. Ukers
British Dictionary definitions for aliquot

## aliquot

/ˈælɪˌkwɒt/
1.
(maths) of, signifying, or relating to an exact divisor of a quantity or number: 3 is an aliquot part of 12 Compare aliquant
2.
consisting of equal quantities: the sample was divided into five aliquot parts
noun
3.
an aliquot part
Word Origin
C16: from Latin: several, a few
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aliquot in Medicine

aliquot al·i·quot (āl'ĭ-kwŏt', -kwət)
n.
A portion of the whole, especially one of two or more samples of something that have the same volume or weight.

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