## quotient

quo·tientThe quotient for this problem is 597.

Quotient is the result you get when you divide one number by another number.

When you divide 10 by 5, the number 2 is the example of the quotient.

## quotient

- Math.
- the result obtained when one number is divided by another
- the whole-number part of this result
- the fraction indicating this division

- Math. the result obtained when one algebraic expression is divided by another
- the degree to which some characteristic, element, etc. is present: a rise in our population's anxiety
*quotient*

Origin of quotient

Middle English*quocient*from Classical Latin

*quoties, quotiens,*how often, how many times from

*quot,*how many

## quotient

noun

The number obtained by dividing one quantity by another. In 45 ÷ 3 = 15, 15 is the quotient.

Origin of quotient

Middle English*quocient*

*from*Latin

*quotiēns*

*quotient-*

*how many times*

*from*

*quot*

*how many*; see

*k*in Indo-European roots.

^{w}o-## quotient

Noun

(*plural* quotients)

- (arithmetic) The number resulting from the division of one number by another.
*The quotient of 12 divided by 4 is 3.*

- (mathematics) By analogy, the result of any process that is the inverse of multiplication as defined for any mathematical entities other than numbers.

Anagrams

- not quite

Origin

From Latin *quotiens*, from *quoties*