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aliquot

[ al-i-kwuht ]
/ ˈæl ɪ kwət /
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adjective
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.
noun
an aliquot part.
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Origin of aliquot

1560–70; <Latin, equivalent to ali- some other + quot as many as
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British Dictionary definitions for aliquot

aliquot
/ (ˈælɪˌkwɒt) /

adjective
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
noun
an aliquot part

Word Origin for aliquot

C16: from Latin: several, a few
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