Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or denoting an exact divisor or factor of a quantity, especially of an integer.
  • n. An aliquot part.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Contained in the whole an integral number of times;
  • n. a portion of a total amount of a solution or suspension.
  • v. to separate a volume of solution or suspension into aliquots.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. An aliquot part of a number or quantity is one which will divide it without a remainder. Opposed to aliquant.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Forming an exact measure of something: applied to a part of a number or quantity which will measure it without a remainder: thus, 5 is an aliquot part of 15.
  • n. That which forms an exact measure; an aliquot part: as, 4 is an aliquot of 12.
  • To divide into equal parts which are a multiple or a submultiple of another quantity.

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

  • n. an integer that is an exact divisor of some quantity
  • adj. signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity

Etymologies

Latin aliquot, a number of, several : alius, some; see al-1 in Indo-European roots + quot, how many; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French aliquote, from Latin aliquot. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The Blood Bank supports over 20,000 transfusions a year including specialized washed, irradiated, and aliquot products along with an active fresh whole blood program.

    Blood Bank and Transfusion Medicine

  • Every now and then, I'm blessed with a moment; an aliquot of time apart from the usual hustle and bustle, the endless rushing here and there between appointments and obligations to just stop and be, quietly at one with the universe.

    A Moment

  • Also, there are many non-Austrian, non-libertarians who had more than an aliquot share of disappointment.

    Who Says Austrians Don't Do Good Empirical Work?, Bryan Caplan | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Hypothetically you could thaw a packet of frozen spinach, aliquot it out to single use bags, and keep one thawed at a time.

    Nutrition Facts

  • Right of one who has discharged a common liability to recover of another also liable, the aliquot portion which he ought to pay or bear.

    Sound Politics: Neal Starkman Wants To Help The Republicans

  • Desiderium suum testatus post inediam aliquot dierum interiit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Puellae extra urbem in prato concurrentes, &c. maesta et melancholica domum rediit per dies aliquot vexata, dum mortua est.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Spiritualem animam a reliquis distinctam tuetur, etiam in cadavere inhaerentem post mortem per aliquot menses.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • Rem curans domesticam, ut ante, peperit aliquot liberos, semper tamen tristis et pallida.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

  • And, therefore, lands and farms are not to be let, but sold to the subjects, yet on condition that they pay every year an aliquot part of the year's produce, etc., as is done in Holland.

    A Political Treatise

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