**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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