# 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 ad**verb** of time, from quot “how many?” (see quote (v.)). The Latin ad**verb** 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: q

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