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Definition of "quotient" []

  • The number obtained by dividing one quantity by another. In 45 ÷ 3 = 15, 15 is the quotient. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "quotient" in a sentence
  • "I've been sick for about a week now, so my silly quotient is way down low."
  • "Out at the end of the Portland lines – Gresham, Hillsboro, Clackamas (well, in September anyway) – the Birkenstock and granola quotient is probably comparable to other American suburbs."
  • "For example, Romeo and Juliet would be a pretty good play if you just replaced the title characters with ninjas, so the ninja quotient is two ... oh, wait."