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## quotient |

5 definitions found From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]: Quotient \Quo"tient\, n. [F., fr L. quoties how often how many times, fr quot how many See {Quota}.] 1. (Arith.) 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 2. (Higher Alg.) The result of any process inverse to multiplication. See the Note under {Multiplication}. From WordNet r 1.6 [wn]: quotient n 1: the ratio of two quantities to be divided 2: a quantity obtained by division From Jargon File (4.2.3, 23 NOV 2000) [jargon]: quotient n. See {coefficient of X}. From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (13 Mar 01) [foldoc]: quotient The number obtained by dividing one number (the "numerator") by another (the "denominator"). If both numbers are {rational} then the result will also be rational. From THE DEVIL'S DICTIONARY ((C)1911 Released April 15 1993) [devils]: QUOTIENT, n. A number showing how many times a sum of money belonging to one person is contained in the pocket of another -- usually about as many times as it can be got there R

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