Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

  • adjective Contained in the whole an integral number of times;
  • noun chemistry, biotechnology a portion of a total amount of a solution or suspension.
  • verb slang, chemistry, biotechnology, transitive to separate a volume of solution or suspension into aliquots.

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

  • noun an integer that is an exact divisor of some quantity
  • adjective signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity

Etymologies

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

[Latin aliquot, a number of, several : alius, some; see al- in Indo-European roots + quot, how many; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From French aliquote, from Latin aliquot.

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.

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

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  • 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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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  • 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

  • Desiderium suum testatus post inediam aliquot dierum interiit.

    Anatomy of Melancholy

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  • "the appropriate aliquot of love"

    October 2, 2007

  • Each share of the Coggins class is to receive, as rescissory damages, its aliquot share of the present assets. Coggins v. New England Patriots, 397 Mass. 525 (1986).

    March 2, 2010

  • US Railway Assn. Standard Cipher Code, 1906: telegraphers' shorthand for "Is a special agreement necessary?".

    January 19, 2013

  • "it was the last of what I had cooked, frozen, and packed in aliquots many weekends ago."

    Abraham Verghese, Cutting for Stone

    October 11, 2015

  • After all those years of graduate school and all those thousands of DNA samples I'd aliquotted into tiny polypropylene tubes, I might understand something about myself at the molecular level.
    Misha Angrist, Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics (New York: HarperCollins, 2010), ch. 3 (Kindle loc. 567)

    December 17, 2016