aliquant

[ al-i-kwuh nt ]
/ ˈæl ɪ kwənt /

adjective Mathematics Now Rare.

contained in a number or quantity, but not dividing it evenly: An aliquant part of 16 is 5.

Nearby words

  1. alioth,
  2. aliped,
  3. aliphatic,
  4. aliphatic acids,
  5. alipterion,
  6. aliquippa,
  7. aliquot,
  8. alis volat propriis,
  9. alisa,
  10. alison

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

aliquant

/ (ˈælɪkwənt) /

adjective

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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Medicine definitions for aliquant

aliquant

[ ălĭ-kwŏnt′ ]

n.

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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