# aliquot

## Definitions

• WordNet 3.6
• adj aliquot signifying an exact divisor or factor of a quantity
• n aliquot an integer that is an exact divisor of some quantity "4 is an aliquot part of 12"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
• a Aliquot (Math) An aliquot part of a number or quantity is one which will divide it without a remainder; thus, 5 is an aliquot part of 15. Opposed to aliquant.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
• aliquot Forming an exact measure of something: applied to a part of a number or quantity which will measure it without a remainder: thus, 5 is an aliquot part of 15.
• n aliquot That which forms an exact measure; an aliquot part: as, 4 is an aliquot of 12.
• aliquot To divide into equal parts which are a multiple or a submultiple of another quantity. An aliquoting mechanism is one which causes one part of a machine to move n times while the other part moves once. Sci. Amer. Sup., Nov. 22, 1902.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
• adj Aliquot alâ€²i-kwot such a part of a number as will divide it without a remainder.
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## Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. aliquot, some, several; alius, other + quot, how many: cf. F. aliquote,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. aliquot, some, severalâ€”alius, other, quot, how many.

## Usage

### In literature:

Desiderium suum testatus post inediam aliquot dierum interiit.
"The Anatomy of Melancholy" by Democritus Junior
Quatuor illud mensibus et aliquot diebus finitum est, inciditque in annum seculi trigesimum.
"Notes and Queries, Number 64, January 18, 1851" by Various
Principia et Problemata aliquot Geometrica ante desperata, nunc breviter explicata & demonstrata, London 1674, 4to.
"The Lives of the Poets of Great Britain and Ireland (1753)" by Theophilus Cibber
Dimensio circuli tribus methodis demonstrata ... item cycloidis verae descriptio et proprietates aliquot.
"A Budget of Paradoxes, Volume I (of II)" by Augustus De Morgan
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
Mix the solution well, pour through a dry filter and determine the dextrose in an aliquot.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
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 multiplied by 5/4 gives the total loss for the aliquot portion taken.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
MS. a B. Goldberg descriptum, nunc primum edidit, adjectis ad calcem libri aliquot exceptis ex alio codice ejusdem bibl.
"Annals of the Bodleian Library, Oxford, A.D. 1598-A.D. 1867" by William Dunn Macray
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
Soil aliquots were removed weekly and incubated at 30 deg.
"Significant Achievements in Space Bioscience 1958-1964" by National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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### In news:

Transfer two 1-mL aliquots of milk to test tubes.
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### In science:

At selected temperatures they take an aliquot and cool it down quickly.
Experimental and theoretical studies of sequence effects on the fluctuation and melting of short DNA molecules
Cosmographia astronomica to that of a number with many aliquot parts.
Routine Controversies : Mathematical Challenges in Mersenne's Correspondence
Affymetrix HU95 spike-in experiments: Here 14 human cRNA fragments corresponding to transcripts known to be absent from RNA extracted from pancreas tissue were spiked into aliquots of the hybridization mix at different concentrations, which we call chip-patterns.
Quality assessment for short oligonucleotide microarray data
Let further B the set of composite numbers > 9 that are not equal to the product of their aliquot divisors (divisors of n without n).
Prove or Disprove. 100 Conjectures from the OEIS
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