quotient

Part of speech: noun

A number indicating how often one number is contained in another; the result obtained by division.

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Usage examples "quotient":

  1. The population of the United States is then divided by this number, and the quotient is taken as the ratio of representation. - "Problems in American Democracy", Thames Ross Williamson.
  2. If, therefore, 200 is multiplied by 12 and then divided by 28, the quotient will represent the number of pounds on each square inch, answered the captain. - "The Boy Volunteers with the Submarine Fleet", Kenneth Ward.