quotient

Definitions:

  • The number obtained by dividing one quantity by another. In 45 ÷ 3 = 15, 15 is the quotient.
  • In <em>mathematics</em>, the result of the process of division; the number of times one quantity or number is contained in another. See <internalXref urlencoded="division">division</internalXref>, 2.
  • In <em>geometry</em>, if <em>b</em> and <em>c</em> are any two sects, there is always one and only one sect <em>a</em> such that <em>c</em> = <em>ab</em>: this sect <em>a</em> is designated by the notation , and is called the <em>quotient</em> of <em>c</em> by <em>b.</em>
  • The number resulting from the division of one number by another, and showing how often a less number is contained in a greater.
  • The result of any process inverse to multiplication. See the Note under <er>Multiplication</er>.
  • The number resulting from the <xref>division</xref> of one number by another.
  • By analogy, the result of any process that is the <xref>inverse</xref> of <xref>multiplication</xref> as defined for any mathematical entities other than numbers.
  • A <xref>quotum</xref> or <xref>quota</xref>.
  • the ratio of two quantities to be divided
  • the number obtained by division
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