quotient (noun) · quotients (plural noun)
In arithmetic, a quotient (from Latin: quotiens "how many times", pronounced / ˈkwoʊʃənt /) is a quantity produced by the division of two numbers .
The quotient has widespread use throughout mathematics, and is commonly referred to as a fraction or a ratio. For example, when dividing twenty (the dividend) by three (the divisor), the quotient is six and two thirds. In this sense, a quotient is the ratio of a dividend to its divisor.
A quotient is the result of dividing one number, known as the dividend, by another, called the divisor. Put most simply, the quotient is the answer to a division problem. If you can remember to “drive my super cool buggy,” finding quotients is simple. Divide the divisor into the dividend; this is the D for “drive” in the mnemonic.
Quotient(noun) the number resulting from the division of one number by another, and showing how often a less number is contained in a greater; thus, the quotient of twelve divided by four is three. Quotient(noun) the result of any process inverse to multiplication.