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, pages 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 or aliquotting, simple past and past participle aliquoted or aliquotted)

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

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From alius + quot.

Adjective[edit]

aliquot ‎(invariable)

  1. some; several; a few

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References[edit]

  • aliquot” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.