aliquot

adjective
al·​i·​quot | \ ˈa-lə-ˌkwät How to pronounce aliquot (audio) , -kwət \

Definition of aliquot

1 : contained an exact number of times in something else used of a divisor or part 5 is an aliquot part of 15.an aliquot portion of a solution
2 : fractional an aliquot part of invested capital

Other Words from aliquot

aliquot noun

First Known Use of aliquot

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for aliquot

Medieval Latin aliquotus, from Latin aliquot some, several, from alius other + uot how many — more at else, quote

Learn More About aliquot

Time Traveler for aliquot

Time Traveler

The first known use of aliquot was in 1570

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near aliquot

aliquant

aliquot

aliquot scaling

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for aliquot

Cite this Entry

“Aliquot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aliquot. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More Definitions for aliquot

aliquot

adjective
al·​i·​quot | \ ˈal-ə-ˌkwät How to pronounce aliquot (audio) \

Medical Definition of aliquot

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: being an equal fractional part (as of a solution)

aliquot

noun

Medical Definition of aliquot (Entry 2 of 3)

: an aliquot part remove 50 ml aliquots at ten minute intervals

aliquot

transitive verb

Medical Definition of aliquot (Entry 3 of 3)

: to divide (as a solution) into equal parts

aliquot

adjective
al·​i·​quot | \ ˈa-lə-ˌkwät, -kwət How to pronounce aliquot (audio) \

Legal Definition of aliquot

: of, relating to, or being a fraction or percentage of a whole may deduct an aliquot part of the cost— D. Q. Posin

History and Etymology for aliquot

Medieval Latin aliquotus contained an exact number of times in something else, from Latin aliquot some, several

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!