[ dih-vahy-der ]
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  1. a person or thing that divides.

  2. dividers, a pair of compasses, as used for dividing lines, measuring, etc.

  1. a partition between two areas or dividing one area into two, as a piece of cardboard in a box or a bookcase jutting out from a wall.

  2. Mining. bunton.

Origin of divider

First recorded in 1520–30; divide + -er1

Other words from divider

  • pre·di·vid·er, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for divider


/ (dɪˈvaɪdə) /

  1. Also called: room divider a screen or piece of furniture placed so as to divide a room into separate areas

  2. a person or thing that divides

  1. electronics an electrical circuit with an output that is a well-defined fraction of the given input: a voltage divider

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