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dividend, divisor & quotient -- in math
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if 8 divided by 4 = 2, then 8 can be described as the dividend, 4 as the divisor, and 2 as the quotient
  • The divisor cannot be zero.
  • As the divisor increases, the quotient decreases.
  • In just over three years of law practice I had become one of those people for whom such small events could make a big difference in my joy quotient.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • When my mother was nervous, her cheerfulness quotient skyrocketed.
    Sarah Dessen  --  Just Listen

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  • In those cases, the comfort quotient became a negative number, and doing what came habitually actually detracted from happiness.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • . gives us the quotient of 625.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • It is hard to muster up the proper respect for a chief who wears glasses with no glass in them (he seems to think they raise his intelligence quotient), and the fur of a small animal clasped around his neck, a fashion trademark he shares with the elderly churchgoing ladies of Georgia, charmed I’m sure.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Given the choice between alternatives, Hardy will always go for making his characters more miserable, and rain has a higher wretchedness quotient than almost any other element of our environment.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • Divide your cleverness by ten, and the quotient—dear me!
    George Eliot  --  Middlemarch
  • But we, with the most sophisticated intelligence apparatus in the world, did not listen to the human quotient.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy

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  • Though the barracks contained a high quotient of barbarism, it also preserved our innocence.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • Now would be a good time to turn up the wooing quotient.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • It paid better than Mickey D’s, and the humiliation quotient was lower.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • My cultural sensitivity quotient was going to have to drastically increase if I was going to share a sleeping bag with Lara anytime soon.
    John Green  --  Looking for Alaska
  • Traditionally, this was what brought people to churches or other religious institutions, but any movement or humanitarian initiative can provide a sense of purpose that boosts one’s happiness quotient.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "You’ll give me double my usual airtime and put my popularity quotient through the roof.
    J.D. Robb  --  Glory in Death
  • Everyone knew that if you divided reality by expectation, you got a happiness quotient.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • The system contained its own high quotient of natural cruelty, and there was a very thin line between devotion to duty, that is, being serious about the plebe system, which was an exemplary virtue in the barracks, and genuine sadism, which was not.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He’d done his own share of upping the Princeton quotient, mostly through recommendations.
    Ted Dekker  --  Black: The Birth of Evil
  • He had written a paper years ago, after Joey was born, about the exponential increases of happiness-the moments that the quotient changed by leaps and bounds after a triggering incident.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
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as in: dividend paid by stock Define
that part of the earnings of a corporation that is distributed to its shareholders
in math Define
if 8 divided by 4 = 2, then 8 can be described as the dividend, 4 as the divisor, and 2 as the quotient
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