### quotient

**Part of speech: **noun

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

**Usage examples **"quotient":

- 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.
- 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.