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long division

noun, Mathematics.
division, usually by a number of two or more digits, in which each step of the process is written down.
Origin of long division
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He was at the board, working an example in long division; it was almost finished.

  • He was a mathematician as far as long division and decimal fractions.

    Oomphel in the Sky Henry Beam Piper
  • He's quit ever' one of 'em in turn when they come to long division.

    Sonny, A Christmas Guest Ruth McEnery Stuart
  • The second method of long division is one of the several types of the old “scratch method.”

    William Oughtred Florian Cajori
  • All work through grade 6, except estimates of quotient figures in long division.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic Edward L. Thorndike
  • As there is in Arithmetic a long division and a short division, so in Prosody is Quantity considered as long or short.

  • My uncle has a large fortune, but it will be cut up by the rule of long division at his death.


    Marion Harland
  • She might be a nursery governess if only she could be sure of herself at long division, or—horrid alternative—a useful help.

    Olive in Italy Moray Dalton
  • Most monks stopped with the writings of the saints, as South Americans balk at long division.

  • long division he did not attempt, but he rapidly learned to cast interest at six per cent.

    A Busy Year at the Old Squire's

    Charles Asbury Stephens

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