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 years-or longer.

-- Rita Dove (American Poet)

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