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QUOTIENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does quotient mean? 

QUOTIENT (noun)
  The noun QUOTIENT has 2 senses:

1. the ratio of two quantities to be divided
2. the number obtained by division

  Familiarity information: QUOTIENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


QUOTIENT (noun)


Sense 1quotient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The ratio of two quantities to be divided

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Hypernyms ("quotient" is a kind of...):

ratio (the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient))

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "quotient"):

proportion (the quotient obtained when the magnitude of a part is divided by the magnitude of the whole)


Sense 2quotient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The number obtained by division

Classified under:

Nouns denoting quantities and units of measure

Hypernyms ("quotient" is a kind of...):

number (a concept of quantity derived from zero and units)


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