aliquot

adjective

al·​i·​quot ˈa-lə-ˌkwät How to pronounce aliquot (audio)
-kwət
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
aliquot noun

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aliquot. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

aliquot

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

aliquot

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

aliquot

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

Legal Definition

aliquot

adjective
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
Etymology

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

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