Definitions for Quotientˈkwoʊ ʃənt
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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
In mathematics, a quotient is the result of division. For example, when dividing 6 by 3, the quotient is 2, while 6 is called the dividend, and 3 the divisor. The quotient further is expressed as the number of times the divisor divides into the dividend, e.g. 3 divides 2 times into 6. A quotient can also mean just the integer part of the result of dividing two integers. For example, the quotient of 13 and 5 would be 2 while the remainder would be 3. For more, see the Euclidean division. In more abstract branches of mathematics, the word quotient is often used to describe sets, spaces, or algebraic structures whose elements are the equivalence classes of some equivalence relation on another set, space, or algebraic structure. See: ⁕quotient set ⁕quotient group ⁕quotient ring ⁕quotient module ⁕quotient space ⁕quotient space of a topological space ⁕quotient object ⁕quotient category ⁕right quotient and left quotient The quotient rule is a method for finding derivatives in calculus.
The New Hacker's Dictionary
See coefficient of X.
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