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