quotient

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noun quo·tient \ˈkwō-shənt\

Definition of quotient

  1. 1 :  the number resulting from the division of one number by another

  2. 2 :  the numerical ratio usually multiplied by 100 between a test score and a standard value

  3. 3 :  quota, share

  4. 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

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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

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noun quo·tient \ˈkwō-shənt\

Definition of quotient for Students

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


Medical Dictionary

quotient

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noun quo·tient \ˈkwō-shənt\

Medical Definition of quotient

  1. :  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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