Meaning of aliquot

al•i•quot

Pronunciation: (al'i-kwut), [key]
— adj.
  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: an aliquot quantity of acid for analysis.
—n.
  1. an aliquot part.
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