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# Quotient

[kwoh-shuh nt] /ˈkwoʊ ʃənt/

noun, Mathematics.
1.
the result of division; the number of times one quantity is contained in another.
/ˈkwəʊʃənt/
noun
1.

2.
a ratio of two numbers or quantities to be divided
n.

“number of times one quantity is contained in another,” mid-15c., from Latin quotiens “how often? how many times?; as often as,” pronomial adverb of time, from quot “how many?” (see quote (v.)). The Latin adverb quotiens was mistaken in Middle English for a present participle in -ens.

quotient quo·tient (kwō’shənt)
n.
The number obtained by dividing one quantity by another.
quotient
(kwō’shənt)
The number that results when one number is divided by another. If 6 is divided by 3, the quotient can be represented as 2, or as 6 ÷ 3, or as the fraction 6/3 .

The number obtained by dividing one number (the “numerator”) by another (the “denominator”). If both numbers are rational then the result will also be rational.

Tagged:

• Quotient-ring

noun, Mathematics. 1. a ring whose elements are cosets with respect to a given ideal.

• Quotient-group

noun, Mathematics. 1. a group, the elements of which are cosets with respect to a normal subgroup of a given group.

• Quis-custodiet-ipsos-custodes

[kwis koo-stoh-dee-et ip-sohs koo-stoh-deys; English kwis kuh-stoh-dee-it ip-sohs kuh-stoh-deez] /kwɪs kʊˈstoʊ diˌɛt ˈɪp soʊs kʊˈstoʊ deɪs; English kwɪs kəˈstoʊ di ɪt ˈɪp soʊs kəˈstoʊ diz/ Latin. 1. who shall keep watch over the guardians? /kwɪs kʊsˈtəʊdɪˌɛt ˈɪpsɒs kʊsˈtəʊdiːz/ uknown 1. who will guard the guards?