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Quotient

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Quo'tient. n.s. [quotient, Fr. quoties, Latin.]

In arithmetick, quotient is the number produced by the division of the two given numbers the one by the other. Cocker.

To make all the steps belonging to the same pair of stairs of an equal height, they consider the height of the room in feet and inches, and multiply the feet by twelve, whose product, with the number of odd inches, gives the sum of the whole height in inches, which sum they divide by the number of steps they intend to have in that height, and the quotient shall be the number of inches and parts that each step shall be high. Moxon's Mechanical Exercise.

Sources: Cocker, Edward (4) · Moxon, Joseph (21)

Attributes: French (385) · Latin (690) · Noun Substantive (1269)

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