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Mathematics. Contained in a larger number but not dividing it exactly; contrasted with aliquot. Chiefly in "aliquant part".
Biology and Medicine= "aliquot".
Late 17th century; earliest use found in William Alingham (fl. 1694–1710). From classical Latin aliquantus a certain (quantity or amount of) from alius some or other + quantus how great, how much.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.