Definition of aliquot noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈælɪkwɒt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈælɪkwɑːt//
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  1. 1(specialist) a small amount of something that is taken from a larger amount, especially when it is taken in order to do chemical tests on it
  2. 2 (mathematics) a quantity which can be exactly divided into another
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent.: from French aliquote, from Latin aliquot ‘some, so many’, from alius ‘one of two’ + quot ‘how many’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: aliquot