# quotient

[ UK /kwˈə‍ʊʃənt/ ]
[ US /ˈkwoʊʃənt/ ]
NOUN
1. the number obtained by division
2. the ratio of two quantities to be divided
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## How To Use quotient In A Sentence

• For the four volume restricted to the 24-cell the bounding space is then given by the quotient space SO (3)/I, where I is the binary icosahedral group given by the cyclotomic field on F_9. The Lopsided Universe
• In minutes, his sick printer was back on its feet, gobbling up its usual quotient of ink cartridges.
• The ratings were rescaled to scales ranging from 0 to 10 to provide for a more adequate comparison by dividing the raw scores by the number of items and multiplying this quotient by 10.
• Why is the quotient of a number divided by zero infinity?
• More than two weeks before a McCain ad compared Mr. Obama’s celebrity quotient to that of the two blondes, Mr. Obama had them on his mind as he talked about parenting and how he and his wife watch what their daughters, Malia, 10 and Sasha, 7, absorb from the culture all around them. Obama Talks About His Girls - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com
• He compares the cussword quotient to that of the far more foulmouthed "Private Ryan," and notes that in 1940 Hispanics made up just 1.4 percent of the U.S. population — though he doesn't note that an estimated half a million fought in the war. War and Remembrance
• An aliquot part of a number is a proper quotient of the number.
• The formula worked out by agrobiologic science is: divide 318 by the normal percentage nitrogen content of whatever agro-type is being considered; the quotient is the theoretical absolute maximum number of pounds of dry vegetable substance that the agro-type can yield on one acre of ground in one crop cycle. Energy and Society~ Chapter 2~ Organic Energy and the Low-Energy Society
• He knew that when some irrational number produced a very large quotient then it could be rationalised to produce an extremely accurate approximation to some irrational.
• *A footnote drew attention to the unreliability of quotients in the upper median (styled `near genius"). THE INNOCENTS AT HOME (A SUPERINTENDENT KENWORTHY NOVEL)
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