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: the number resulting from the division of one number by another
: the numerical ratio usually multiplied by 100 between a test score and a standard value
: quota, share
: the magnitude of a specified characteristic or quality
the celebrity's likability quotient is high
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15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
Middle English quocient, modification of Latin quotiens how many times, from quot how many
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mathematics : the number that results when one number is divided by another
: the degree to which a specific quality or characteristic exists
See the full definition for quotient in the English Language Learners Dictionary
: the number obtained by dividing one number by another
Dividing 10 by 5 gives a quotient of 2.
: 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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