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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: quotiens 'how many times', from quot 'how many'

quotient

noun
     
Related topics: Numbers
quo‧tient [countable]
1 the amount or degree of a quality, feeling etc in a person, thing, or situation:
Is all this healthy food supposed to increase my happiness quotient?
2 technicalHMN the number which is obtained when one number is divided by another

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