(Quo*tid"i*an) a. [OE. cotidian, L. quotidianus, fr. quotidie daily; quotus how many + dies day: cf. OF. cotidien, F. quotidien. See Quota, Deity.] Occurring or returning daily; as, a quotidian fever.

(Quo*tid"i*an) n. Anything returning daily; especially (Med.), an intermittent fever or ague which returns every day. Milton.

(Quo"tient) n. [F., fr. L. quoties how often, how many times, fr. quot how many. See Quota.]

1. (Arith.) The number resulting from the division of one number by another, and showing how often a less number is contained in a greater; thus, the quotient of twelve divided by four is three.

2. (Higher Alg.) The result of any process inverse to multiplication. See the Note under Multiplication.

(Quo*ti"e*ty) n. [L. quotus of what number, quot how many.] (Scholastic Philos.) The relation of an object to number. Krauth-Fleming.

(Quo"tum) n. [NL., fr. L. quotus of what number. See Quota.] Part or proportion; quota. [R.] "A very small quotum." Max Müller.

Quo warranto
(||Quo` war*ran"to) (kwo` wor*ran"to). [So called from the Law L. words quo warranto in the original Latin form of the writ. See Which, and Warrant.] (Law) A writ brought before a proper tribunal, to inquire by what warrant a person or a corporation acts, or exercises certain powers. Blackstone.

An information in the nature of a quo warranto is now common as a substitute for the writ. Wharton.

(Qu*ran") n. See Koran.


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