[ al-i-kwuhnt ]
/ ˈæl ɪ kwənt /
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adjective Mathematics Now Rare.
contained in a number or quantity, but not dividing it evenly: An aliquant part of 16 is 5.
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Origin of aliquant
1685–95; <Latin aliquantus more or less great, equivalent to ali- differently + quantus great
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British Dictionary definitions for aliquant
/ (ˈælɪkwənt) /
maths of, signifying, or relating to a quantity or number that is not an exact divisor of a given quantity or number5 is an aliquant part of 12 Compare aliquot (def. 2)
Word Origin for aliquant
C17: from New Latin, from Latin aliquantus somewhat, a certain quantity of
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Medical definitions for aliquant
[ ăl′ĭ-kwŏnt′ ]
A portion that results from dividing the whole in such a manner that some is left after aliquots have been apportioned.
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