2. Ancient Mathematics
designating a part of a number that divides
the number evenly and leaves no remainder
see also aliquant
8 is an aliquot part of 24
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Word origin of 'aliquot'Fr aliquote, prob. via ML aliquota (fem.) < L aliquot, some, several < alius, other + quot, how many