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Quotient
(noun)

- A mathematical expression representing the number of times one quantity is contained within another.
- An amount or number arrived at by division.

### Origin:

Mid 16th century: from latin quotient- 'dividing into equal parts', from the verb quotiÄ“ns, present participle of quotere 'to divide into parts, how many times', from quot 'how many'.

### Examples:

- The quotient of the division of 8 by 4 is 2.
- The quotient of a and b is the result of the division of a by b.
- The quotient of the two numbers was rounded to the nearest whole number.
- The company's growth quotient showed a steady increase over the past five years.
- The quotient rule for derivatives is used to find the derivative of a fractional expression.