# quotient

## English

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### Etymology

From Latin quotiens, from quoties

### Noun

quotient (plural quotients)

1. (arithmetic) The number resulting from the division of one number by another.
The quotient of 12 divided by 4 is 3.
2. (mathematics) By analogy, the result of any process that is the inverse of multiplication as defined for any mathematical entities other than numbers.
3. (obsolete, rare) A quotum or quota.

#### Translations

Other terms used in elementary arithmetic:

 addition: (augend) + (addend) = (total) subtraction: (minuend) − (subtrahend) = (difference) multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (product) division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient) Or sometimes = (quotient) + (remainder) summation (summand) + (summand) + (summand)... = (sum) factorisation (factor) × (factor) × (factor)... = (product)

## French

### Etymology

From Latin quotiens, from quoties

### Pronunciation

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### Noun

quotient m (plural quotients)

1. Quotient (result of a division).