quotient

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quo·tient

noun \ˈkwō-shənt\

mathematics : the number that results when one number is divided by another

: the degree to which a specific quality or characteristic exists

Full Definition of QUOTIENT

1
:  the number resulting from the division of one number by another
2
:  the numerical ratio usually multiplied by 100 between a test score and a standard value
3
:  quota, share
4
:  the magnitude of a specified characteristic or quality <the celebrity's likability quotient is high>

Origin of QUOTIENT

Middle English quocient, modification of Latin quotiens how many times, from quot how many
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb

quo·tient

noun \ˈkwō-shənt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of QUOTIENT

: the numerical ratio usually multiplied by 100 between a test score and a measurement on which that score might be expected largely to depend

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