quotient

noun quo·tient \ ˈkwō-shənt \
Updated on: 15 May 2018

Definition of quotient

1 : the number resulting from the division of one number by another
2 : the numerical ratio usually multiplied by 100 between a test score and a standard value
3 : quota, share
4 : the magnitude of a specified characteristic or quality
  • the celebrity's likability quotient is high

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Origin and Etymology of quotient

Middle English quocient, modification of Latin quotiens how many times, from quot how many

Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms


QUOTIENT Defined for English Language Learners

quotient

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

quotient

noun quo·tient \ ˈkwō-shənt \

Definition of quotient for Students

: the number obtained by dividing one number by another
  • Dividing 10 by 5 gives a quotient of 2.

Medical Dictionary

quotient

noun quo·tient \ ˈkwō-shənt \

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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