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quotient

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/ ˈkwoʊ ʃənt /
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noun Mathematics.
the result of division; the number of times one quantity is contained in another.
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Origin of quotient

1400–50; late Middle English quocient, quociens<Latin quotiēns (adv.) how many times
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British Dictionary definitions for quotient

quotient
/ (ˈkwəʊʃənt) /

noun
  1. the result of the division of one number or quantity by another
  2. the integral part of the result of division
a ratio of two numbers or quantities to be divided

Word Origin for quotient

C15: from Latin quotiens how often
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Medical definitions for quotient

quotient
[ kwōshənt ]

n.
The number obtained by dividing one quantity by another.
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Scientific definitions for quotient

quotient
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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.
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