The number obtained by dividing one quantity by another. In 45 ÷ 3 = 15, 15 is the quotient.
[Middle English quocient, from Latin quotiēns, quotient-, how many times, from quot, how many; see kwo- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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