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aliquot

al·i·quot

aliquot

 
pronunciation:
ae l kwt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
features:
Word Combinations (noun)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: in math, forming a whole number divisor of another number without a remainder.
3 is an aliquot of 12
definition 2: in chemistry, pertaining to a fractional part of a known quantity that is taken to represent the whole.
Every hour the scientist removed an aliquot of the medium to test for bacterial growth.
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a fraction of the whole, taken as representative of it.
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