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aliquot part

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aliquot part an integer that is an exact divisor of some quantity "4 is an aliquot part of 12"
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Usage

In literature:

AMICABLE NUMBERS are such as are mutually equal to the sum of each other's aliquot parts.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
A share is an aliquot part of a company's nominal capital.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 7" by Various
For instance, 2 is an aliquot part of 4, 3 of 12, and 4 of 20.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
This imaginary lira of mediaeval Florence was itself divided, like the florin, into soldi and denari, similar aliquot parts.
"The History of Currency, 1252 to 1896" by William Arthur Shaw
Lesser quantities may be formed also, but still they correspond to aliquot parts of the full team of eight oxen.
"Villainage in England" by Paul Vinogradoff
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In science:

Cosmographia astronomica to that of a number with many aliquot parts.
Routine Controversies : Mathematical Challenges in Mersenne's Correspondence
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