- Quotient
- The result of mathematical division. The I.Q. (Intelligence Quotient) is arrived at by dividing the person's mental age (as determined on the Binet test) by the person's chronologic age and multiplying by 100. So if a child scores at the 8-year old level but is only 6, the I.Q. is 8/6 X 100=125.
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*number*of times one amount is contained in another; the*ratio*of two numbers. SEE ALSO:*index*(2),*ratio*. [L. quoties, how often]-**achievement q.**a*ratio*,*percentile*rating, or related q. denoting the amount a child has learned in*relation*to peers of his or her age or*level*of education.-(CLQ)*cognitive**laterality*q.*test*for*difference*in*cognitive*performance of left and right sides of the*brain*.-**extremal q.**the*ratio*of the*rate*in the jurisdiction with the highest*rate*of interventions such as*surgical*procedures to the*rate*in the jurisdiction with the lowest*rate*.-(IQ) the psychologist's*intelligence*q.*index*of measured*intelligence*as one*part*of a two-part*determination*of*intelligence*, the other*part*being an*index*of adaptive*behavior*and including such criteria as*school*grades or*work*performance. IQ is a*score*, or similar quantitative*index*, used to denote a person's standing relative to age peers on a*test*of general*ability*, ordinarily expressed as a*ratio*between the person's*score*on a given*test*and the*score*that the*average*individual of comparable age attained on the same*test*, the*ratio*being computed by the*psychologist*or determined from a*table*of age norms, such as the various*Wechsler**intelligence*scales.-an*Meyerhof**oxidation*q.*index*for the*effect*of*oxygen*on*glycolysis*and on*fermentation*( I.E., on the*Pasteur*effect); equal to the*rate*of*anaerobic**fermentation*minus the*rate*of*aerobic**respiration*divided by the*rate*of*oxygen**uptake*.-**P/O q.**SYN: P/O ratio.-the*protein*q.*number*obtained by dividing the quantity of*globulin*of the*blood**plasma*by the quantity of*albumin*.-(*respiratory*q.*R.Q.*) the steady-state*ratio*of*carbon**dioxide*produced by*tissue**metabolism*to*oxygen*consumed in the same*metabolism*; for the whole*body*, normally about 0.82 under*basal*conditions; in the steady*state*, the*respiratory*q. is equal to the*respiratory**exchange**ratio*. SYN:*respiratory*coefficient.* * *

**quo·tient 'kwō-shənt***n*the numerical ratio usu. multiplied by 100 between a test score and a measurement on which that score might be expected largely to depend* * *

quo·tient (kwoґshənt) a number obtained as the result of division; a number indicating how many times one number is contained in another.

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**quotient**— [ kɔsjɑ̃ ] n. m. • 1484; lat. quotie(n)s « combien de fois, autant de fois que » 1 ♦ Résultat d une division. Quotient de deux nombres, obtenu en les divisant l un par l autre. Quotient, dans un anneau commutatif A, de a par b (a, b, éléments de… … Encyclopédie Universelle**quotient**— QUOTIÉNT s.n. Rezultat al unei diviziuni; cât. ♢ Quotient intelectual = raport între vârsta mentală şi cea reală a unui copil; quotient respiratoriu = raport între volumul de bioxid de carbon eliminat şi cel de oxigen absorbit în acelaşi timp de… … Dicționar Român**Quotient**— Sm erw. fach. (15. Jh.) Neoklassische Bildung. Umbildung von l. quotiēns wie oft als das so und so oft Teilbare . Ebenso nndl. qotiënt, ne. quotient, nfrz. quotient, nschw. kvot, nnorw. kvotient, nisl. kvóti; Quote. ✎ DF 3 (1977), 104f.… … Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache**Quotient**— Quo tient (kw[=o] shent), n. [F., fr. L. quoties how often, how many times, fr. quot how many. See {Quota}.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Arith.) The number resulting from the division of one number by another, and showing how often a less number is… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English**quotient**— Quotient. s. m. Terme d Arithmetique. Nombre qui resulte de la division d un nombre par un autre. Le quotient du nombre douze divisé par trois, est quatre, & du nombre douze divisé par quatre, est trois … Dictionnaire de l'Académie française**Quotient**— Quotient, die durch die Division gefundene Zahl, s. Dividiren … Pierer's Universal-Lexikon**Quotiént**— (lat.), s. Division, S. 64 … Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon**Quotiént**— (lat.), s. Division … Kleines Konversations-Lexikon**quotient**— (n.) early 15c., from L. quotiens how many times, from quot how many, related to quis who. The Latin adverb quotiens was mistaken in Middle English for a present participle in ens … Etymology dictionary**quotient**— ► NOUN 1) Mathematics a result obtained by dividing one quantity by another. 2) a degree or amount of a specified quality. ORIGIN from Latin quotiens how many times , from quot how many … English terms dictionary**quotient**— [kwō′shənt] n. [ME quocient < L quoties, quotiens, how often, how many times < quot, how many] Math. 1. a) the result obtained when one number is divided by another b) the whole number part of this result 2. the fraction indicating this… … English World dictionary