from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The number obtained by dividing one quantity by another. In 45 ÷ 3 = 15, 15 is the quotient.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The number resulting from the division of one number by another.
- n. By analogy, the result of any process that is the inverse of multiplication as defined for any mathematical entities other than numbers.
- n. A quotum or quota.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The number resulting from the division of one number by another, and showing how often a less number is contained in a greater.
- n. The result of any process inverse to multiplication. See the Note under Multiplication.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In mathematics, the result of the process of division; the number of times one quantity or number is contained in another. See division, 2.
- n. In geometry, if b and c are any two sects, there is always one and only one sect a such that c = ab: this sect a is designated by the notation , and is called the quotient of c by b.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the ratio of two quantities to be divided
- n. the number obtained by division
Middle English quocient, from Latin quotiēns, quotient-, how many times, from quot, how many; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin quotiens, from quoties (Wiktionary)