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



BrE BrE//ˈkwəʊʃnt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkwoʊʃnt//
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a number which is the result when one number is divided by another see also intelligence quotient Word Originlate Middle English: from Latin quotiens ‘how many times’ (from quot ‘how many’), by confusion with participial forms ending in -ens, -ent-.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: quotient

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