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 Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quotient for English Language Learners
mathematics : the number that results when one number is divided by another
: the degree to which a specific quality or characteristic exists
QUOTIENT Defined for Kids
Definition of quotient for Students
: the number obtained by dividing one number by another Dividing 10 by 5 gives a quotient of 2.
Medical Definition of quotient
: 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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