quotient(redirected from caloric quotient)
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a. the result of the division of one number or quantity by another
b. the integral part of the result of division
2. a ratio of two numbers or quantities to be divided
Collins Discovery Encyclopedia, 1st edition © HarperCollins Publishers 2005
The result of dividing one quantity by another.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The number obtained by dividing one number (the "numerator") by another (the "denominator"). If both numbers are rational then the result will also be rational.
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