Definitions for Quotientˈkwoʊ ʃənt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the result of division; the number of times one quantity is contained in another.
Origin of quotient:
1400–50; late ME quocient, quociens < L quotiēns (adv.) how many times
the ratio of two quantities to be divided
the number obtained by division
The number resulting from the division of one number by another.
The quotient of 12 divided by 4 is 3.
By analogy, the result of any process that is the inverse of multiplication as defined for any mathematical entities other than numbers.
A quotum or quota.
Origin: From quotiens, from quoties
the number resulting from the division of one number by another, and showing how often a less number is contained in a greater; thus, the quotient of twelve divided by four is three
the result of any process inverse to multiplication. See the Note under Multiplication
The New Hacker's Dictionary
See coefficient of X.