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# quotient

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noun quo·tient \ˈkwō-shənt\

## Simple Definition of quotient

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

• : the degree to which a specific quality or characteristic exists

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

## Full Definition of quotient

1. 1 :  the number resulting from the division of one number by another

2. 2 :  the numerical ratio usually multiplied by 100 between a test score and a standard value

3. 3

4. 4 :  the magnitude of a specified characteristic or quality <the celebrity's likability quotient is high>

## Origin and Etymology of quotient

Middle English quocient, modification of Latin quotiens how many times, from quot how many

First Known Use: 15th century

## quotient

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noun quo·tient \ˈkwō-shənt\

## Definition of quotient for Students

1. :  the number obtained by dividing one number by another <Dividing 10 by 5 gives a quotient of 2.>

## quotient

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noun quo·tient \ˈkwō-shənt\

## Medical Definition of quotient

1. :  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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