Word of the Day — Aliquot (adj., n.)

al·i·quot  [al-i-kwuht] 

–adjective

1. Mathematics. forming an exact proper divisor: An aliquot part of 15 is 5.
2. Chemistry, Pharmacology. comprising a known fraction of a whole and constituting a sample: an aliquot quantity of acid for analysis.

–noun

3. an aliquot part.

[Origin: 1560–70; < L, equiv. to ali- some other + quot as many as]

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Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.
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