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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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Origin of divisor

1425–75; late Middle English <Latin dīvīsor, one who divides, equivalent to dīvīd- (variant stem of dīvidere to divide) + -tor-tor
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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-vīzər ]

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