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.

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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Word Origin and History for divisor

divisor


n.

early 15c., Latin agent noun from dividere (see divide (v.)).

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Science 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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