from The Century Dictionary.

  • Contained in another, but not dividing it evenly: applied to a number which does not measure another without a remainder: thus, 5 is an aliquant part of 16, for 3 times 5 are 15, leaving a remainder 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Math.) An aliquant part of a number or quantity is one which does not divide it without leaving a remainder; thus, 5 is an aliquant part of 16. Opposed to aliquot.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mathematics An integer that does not divide another into integral parts.
  • noun chemistry A sample that has been divided into a set of equal parts, to leave a remainder
  • adjective mathematics Not dividing another specified integer into integral parts.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an integer that is not an exact divisor of some quantity


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  • JM just can't figure how to be eloquent when faced with an aliquant in the room.

    March 14, 2011