[ al-i-kwuh t ]
/ ˈæl ɪ kwət /


Mathematics. forming an exact proper divisor: An aliquot part of 15 is 5.
Chemistry, Pharmacology. comprising a known fraction of a whole and constituting a sample: an aliquot quantity of acid for analysis.


an aliquot part.

Nearby words

  1. aliphatic,
  2. aliphatic acids,
  3. alipterion,
  4. aliquant,
  5. aliquippa,
  6. alis volat propriis,
  7. alisa,
  8. alison,
  9. alisphenoid,
  10. alissa

Origin of aliquot

1560–70; < Latin, equivalent to ali- some other + quot as many as Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for aliquot


/ (ˈælɪˌkwɒt) /


maths of, signifying, or relating to an exact divisor of a quantity or number3 is an aliquot part of 12 Compare aliquant
consisting of equal quantitiesthe sample was divided into five aliquot parts


an aliquot part

Word Origin for aliquot

C16: from Latin: several, a few

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Medicine definitions for aliquot


[ ălĭ-kwŏt′, -kwət ]


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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