# quotient

- the result of division; the number of times one quantity is contained in another.

## Origin of quotient

## Examples from the Web for quotient

### Contemporary Examples of quotient

And since the WTF quotient is so very low, some see it as, well, masturbatory.

Mad Men’s ‘The Runaways’: Three-Way Sex and Self-Mutilation in the Craziest Episode YetMarlow Stern

May 12, 2014

### Historical Examples of quotient

The quotient multiplied by 100 will give the per cent of shrinkage.

TextilesWilliam H. Dooley

The final remainder is the one to be written down with the quotient.

Montessori Elementary MaterialsMaria Montessori

If we massed the ten cases together, the quotient would be 28.

Domesday Book and BeyondFrederic William Maitland

How does this quotient, or ratio, compare with that found in part (C)?

The Study of Elementary Electricity and Magnetism by ExperimentThomas M. St. John

How do you know that the quotient cannot be as little as 1.69?

The Psychology of ArithmeticEdward L. Thorndike

## quotient

- the result of the division of one number or quantity by another
- the integral part of the result of division

- a ratio of two numbers or quantities to be divided

## Word Origin for quotient

## Word Origin and History for quotient

"number of times one quantity is contained in another," mid-15c., from Latin quotiens "how often? how many times?; as often as," pronomial adverb of time, from quot "how many?" (see quote (v.)). The Latin adverb quotiens was mistaken in Middle English for a present participle in -ens.

## quotient

(kwō′shənt)- The number obtained by dividing one quantity by another.

## quotient

- The number that results when one number is divided by another. If 6 is divided by 3, the quotient can be represented as 2, or as 6 ÷ 3, or as the fraction 63.