Definition:Divisor (Algebra)/Integer/Aliquot Part
Also known as
Euclid's term for an aliquot part is just part.
In the words of Euclid:
Referring to aliquot part and aliquant part as part and parts respectively can be the source of considerable confusion when it is necessary to refer to the plural forms of either term.
Hence the use of part or parts for these concepts is heavily deprecated.
The word aliquot is a Latin word meaning a few, some, or not many.
- 1989: Ephraim J. Borowski and Jonathan M. Borwein: Dictionary of Mathematics ... (previous) ... (next): Entry: aliquot part
- 2008: David Nelson: The Penguin Dictionary of Mathematics (4th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry: aliquot part
- 2014: Christopher Clapham and James Nicholson: The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (5th ed.) ... (previous) ... (next): Entry: aliquot part