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# divisor

[ dih-**vahy**-zer ]

## 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.

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

divisor

/ dĭ-vī**′**zər /

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

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## Word History and Origins

Origin of divisor^{1}

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## Example Sentences

So for a number to be a divisor of 1,400, it had to have between zero and three powers of 2, between zero and two powers of 5 and zero or one power of 7.

The dividend yield overall won’t change, but the dividend per share may be reduced by the same divisor as the split.

When mixed with a divisor, such manures are diluted, made less active, and consequently less injurious.

Retaining the same dividend, we try as a divisor the polls for which a county will answer in 1377.

In arithmetic operations it holds the addend, subtrahend, multiplicand, or divisor.

Therefore, 179 is the divisor we want, which always leaves a remainder 164 in the case of the original numbers given.

Totitive, tot′i-tiv, n. a number less than another having with it no common divisor but unity.

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