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short division

noun Mathematics.
  1. division, especially by a one-digit divisor, in which the steps of the process are performed mentally and are not written down.
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Origin of short division

First recorded in 1895–1900
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British Dictionary definitions for short division

short division

noun
  1. the division of numbers, usually integers, that can be worked out mentally rather than on paper
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