Quo"tient (?), n. [F., fr. L. quoties how often, how many times, fr. quot how many. See Quota.]
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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