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a number obtained by division.
achievement quotient the achievement age divided by the mental age, indicating progress in learning.
caloric quotient the heat evolved (in calories) divided by the oxygen consumed (in milligrams) in a metabolic process.
intelligence quotient IQ; a numerical expression of intellectual capacity obtained by multiplying the mental age of the subject, ascertained by testing, by 100 and dividing by the chronological age.
respiratory quotient RQ; the ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide given off by the body tissues to the volume of oxygen absorbed by them; usually equal to the corresponding volumes given off and taken up by the lungs. It varies with the fuel source used: for carbohydrates it is 1.0; for lipids 0.7; for proteins 0.8; and with overfeeding (lipogenesis) 1.0–1.3.
a ratio, percentile rating, or related quotient denoting the amount a child has learned in relation to peers of his or her age or level of education.
achievement quotient (AQ)
a·chieve·ment quo·tient(ă-chēv'mĕnt kwō'shĕnt)
A ratio, percentile rating, or related quotient denoting the amount a child has learned in relation to peers of the same age or level of education.