the symbol (÷) or (/) placed between two expressions and denoting division of the first by the second.
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Origin of division sign
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for division sign
the symbol ÷, placed between the dividend and the divisor to indicate division, as in 12 ÷ 6 = 2
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