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# divisor

[ dih-vahy-zer ]

/ dɪˈvaɪ zər /

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noun Mathematics.

a number by which another number, the dividend, is divided.

a number contained in another given number a certain integral number of times, without a remainder.

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## Words nearby divisor

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## British Dictionary definitions for divisor

divisor

/ (dɪˈvaɪzə) /

noun

a number or quantity to be divided into another number or quantity (the dividend)

a number that is a factor of another number

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## Scientific definitions for divisor

divisor

[ dĭ-vī′zər ]

A number used to divide another. In the equation 15 ÷ 3 = 5, 3 is the divisor.

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