# Dictionary Definition

quotient

### Noun

1 the ratio of two quantities to be divided

2 the number obtained by division

# User Contributed Dictionary

## English

### Noun

- In the context of "arithmetic": The number resulting from the
division of one number
by another.
- The quotient of 12 divided by 4 is 3.

- In the context of "mathematics": By analogy, the result of any process that is the inverse of multiplication as defined for any mathematical entities other than numbers.
- In the context of "obsolete|rare": A quotum or quota.

#### Derived terms

#### Related terms

#### Translations

number resulting from division

- Czech: podíl
- Dutch: quotiënt
- Finnish: osamäärä
- French: quotient
- German: Quotient
- Greek: πηλίκο (pilíko)
- Italian: quoziente
- Japanese: 商 (shō)
- Portuguese: quociente
- Swedish: kvot

result of inverse of multiplication defined for
non-numerical mathematical entities

- Dutch: quotiënt
- Finnish: osamäärä
- Swedish: kvot

quotum or quota

- Dutch: quotum
- Portuguese: cota
- Swedish: kvot

## French

### Noun

fr-noun m- Quotient (result of a division).

# Extensive Definition

In mathematics, a quotient is
the result of a division.
For example, when dividing 6 by 3, the quotient is 2, while 6 is
called the dividend,
and 3 the divisor. The
quotient can also be expressed as the number of times the divisor
divides into the dividend.

A quotient can also mean just the integer part of the result of
dividing two integers.
For example, the quotient of 13 ÷ 5 would be 2 while the remainder would be 3. For
more, see the division
algorithm.

In more abstract branches of mathematics, the
word quotient is often used to describe sets, spaces, or algebraic
structures whose elements are the equivalence
classes of some equivalence
relation on another set, space, or algebraic structure. See:

Quotients also come up in certain tests, like the
IQ test, which
stands for intelligence
quotient. In this case, your quotient is basically your score.
In recent decades, as people begin to emphasize on full personal
development, other similar quotients appeared. These include
moral
quotient, emotional
quotient, adversity
quotient, creativity
quotient, etc.

## See also

quotient in Danish: Forhold

quotient in German: Quotient

quotient in Esperanto: Kvociento

quotient in Estonian: Jagatis

quotient in Spanish: Cociente (aritmética)

quotient in Korean: 몫

quotient in Lithuanian: Dalmuo

quotient in Dutch: Quotiënt

quotient in Simple English: Quotient

quotient in Chinese: 商數