

Definitions for: Quotient [n] the number obtained by division
[n] the ratio of two quantities to be divided
Webster (1913) Definition: Quo"tient, n. [F., fr. L. quoties how often, how many
times, fr. quot how many. See Quota.]
1. (Arith.) The number resulting from the division of one
number by another, and showing how often a less number is
contained in a greater; thus, the quotient of twelve
divided by four is three.
2. (Higher Alg.) The result of any process inverse to
multiplication. See the Note under Multiplication.
See Also: number, proportion, proportionality, ratio
Famous Quotes Containing Quotient: I have a high guilt quotient. A poem can go through as many as 50 or 60 drafts. It can take from a day to two yearsor longer. Rita Dove (American Poet)


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