The quotient is the result of the work a divisor does on a dividend.

quote chapter and verse = Q = quux

quotient n.

See coefficient of X.

--The Jargon File version 4.3.1, ed. ESR, autonoded by rescdsk.

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.

 

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