# quotient

[kwoh-shuh nt]

### 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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## 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 large as 169?

The Psychology of ArithmeticEdward L. Thorndike

## quotient

### noun

## Word Origin for quotient

C15: from Latin quotiens how often

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## quotient

[kwō′shənt]

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