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long division

noun Mathematics.
  1. division, usually by a number of two or more digits, in which each step of the process is written down.
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Origin of long division

First recorded in 1820–30
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Historical Examples of long division

  • I felt like a long-division sum, and a cold shiver went down my quotient.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 8, 1890