aliquot

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French aliquote, from Latin aliquot.

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Adjective[edit]

aliquot

  1. Contained in the whole an integral number of times;
    • 1794, George Adams (Jr), Lectures on Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Considered in its Present State of Improvement. Describing, in a Familiar and Easy Manner, The Principal Phenomena of Nature, and Shewing, That They All Co-operate in Displaying the Goodness, Wisdom, and Power of God,
      If, therefore, every aliquot diviſion produced a ſenſible effect by it's[sic] vibration, we ſhould hear in every muſical ſtring an infinite variety of chords, diſſonant and conſonant, in ſharp and flat keys at the ſame time.
    • 1853, Joseph Whitworth, New York Industrial Exhibition: Official Report, page 166:
      The United States standard yard … has a thin strip of silver, 15 inch broad, let into it through its entire length. It is divided into small divisions, each being an aliquot part of an inch.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, modernist novel:
      …the meal should be divided in aliquot parts among the members of the sick and indigent roomkeeper’s association as a token of his regard and esteem.

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Noun[edit]

aliquot (plural aliquots)

  1. (chemistry, biotechnology) a portion of a total amount of a solution or suspension.

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Verb[edit]

aliquot (third-person singular simple present aliquots, present participle aliquoting, simple past and past participle aliquoted)

  1. (slang, chemistry, biotechnology, transitive) to separate a volume of solution or suspension into aliquots.

Usage notes[edit]

The verb form of aliquot is very commonly used in informal scientific jargon, but has not been fully accepted in formal usage.


Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alius + quot.

Adjective[edit]

aliquot (invariable)

  1. some; several; a few