al·​i·​quot ˈa-lə-ˌkwät How to pronounce aliquot (audio)
: 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
: fractional
an aliquot part of invested capital
aliquot noun

Word History


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

First Known Use

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of aliquot was in 1570

Dictionary Entries Near aliquot

Cite this Entry

“Aliquot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition


1 of 3 adjective
al·​i·​quot ˈal-ə-ˌkwät How to pronounce aliquot (audio)
: being an equal fractional part (as of a solution)


2 of 3 noun
: an aliquot part
remove 50 ml aliquots at ten minute intervals


3 of 3 transitive verb
: to divide (as a solution) into equal parts

Legal Definition


al·​i·​quot ˈa-lə-ˌkwät, -kwət How to pronounce aliquot (audio)
: of, relating to, or being a fraction or percentage of a whole
may deduct an aliquot part of the costD. Q. Posin

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

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