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 (ăl′ĭ-kwŏt′, -kwət)
Of, relating to, or denoting an exact divisor or factor of a quantity, especially of an integer.
An aliquot part.

[Latin aliquot, a number of, several : alius, some; see al- in Indo-European roots + quot, how many; see kwo- in Indo-European roots.]


1. (Mathematics) maths of, signifying, or relating to an exact divisor of a quantity or number: 3 is an aliquot part of 12. Compare aliquant
2. (Chemistry) consisting of equal quantities: the sample was divided into five aliquot parts.
(Mathematics) an aliquot part
[C16: from Latin: several, a few]


(ˈæl ɪ kwət)

1. forming an exact proper divisor: An aliquot part of 15 is 5.
2. comprising a known fraction of a whole and constituting a sample for chemical analysis.
3. an aliquot part.
[1560–70; < Latin, =ali- some other + quot as many as]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aliquot - an integer that is an exact divisor of some quantity; "4 is an aliquot part of 12"
divisor - the number by which a dividend is divided
aliquant, aliquant part - an integer that is not an exact divisor of some quantity; "5 is an aliquant part of 12"
Adj.1.aliquot - signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity
fractional - constituting or comprising a part or fraction of a possible whole or entirety; "a fractional share of the vote"; "a partial dose"
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