Origin of quotient
Examples from the Web for 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 Yet|Marlow Stern|May 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a quotient, a long infinitesimal figure of a quotient, but I didn't add.Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays|Various
The quotient is the proper number of revolutions per minute.Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II|Joshua Rose
The quotient multiplied by 100 will give the per cent of shrinkage.Textiles|William H. Dooley
Now, into the familiar sum of existence, which he knew from divisor to quotient, was suddenly shot a new factor—a woman.Desert Conquest|A. M. Chisholm
I felt like a long-division sum, and a cold shiver went down my quotient.
British Dictionary definitions for quotient
- the result of the division of one number or quantity by another
- the integral part of the result of division
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.