Meaning of QUOTIENT in English


quo ‧ tient /ˈkwəʊʃ ə nt $ ˈkwoʊ-/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1400-1500 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: quotiens 'how many times' , from quot 'how many' ]

1 . the amount or degree of a quality, feeling etc in a person, thing, or situation:

Is all this healthy food supposed to increase my happiness quotient?

2 . technical the number which is obtained when one number is divided by another

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.