Definition of Quotient

(arithmetic) The number resulting from the division of one number by another. | (mathematics) By analogy, the result of any process that is the inverse of multiplication as defined for any mathematical entities other than numbers. | (obsolete, rare) A quotum or quota.

- Take the
**quotient**of the given year divided by 4, neglecting the remainder (321). - Divide by the atomic weights of the respective elements, and the
**quotient**will be the number of atoms present. - They have about the same intelligence
**quotient**that we have, and are physically almost identical except for our induced modifications. - The totals gained by the respective lists are then divided by the
**quotient**thus obtained and the seats allotted to the lists accordingly. - The largest
**quotient**is 1384, and this figure, which is taken as the new quota, allows of the allotment of fifteen seats. - The terms sum, remainder, product, and
**quotient**are frequently applied indiscriminately in the four ground rules of arithmetic. - Creed having been the
**quotient**of an Apostolic 'pic-nic', to which each of the twelve contributed his several 'symbolum'. - The ratio of representation in the house is ascertained by dividing the whole population of the state by the number one hundred; the
**quotient**being the ratio for the next ten years.

- The
**quotient**in this case is 1000. - There is only one non-recurring partial
**quotient**a1. - Take the
**quotient**of III. - Take the
**quotient**of the given year divided by 4, neglecting the remainder. - Upon completion of the division, the
**quotient**is in the In-Out Register.