a person or thing that divides.
dividers, a pair of compasses, as used for dividing lines, measuring, etc.
a partition between two areas or dividing one area into two, as a piece of cardboard in a box or a bookcase jutting out from a wall.
Mining. bunton.

1520–30; divide + -er1

predivider, noun
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divider (dɪˈvaɪdə)
1.  Also called: room divider a screen or piece of furniture placed so as to divide a room into separate areas
2.  a person or thing that divides
3.  electronics an electrical circuit with an output that is a well-defined fraction of the given input: a voltage divider

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Example sentences
Its lineup of wine bottles on a divider between the bar and dining room
  confirms the wine country connection.
The sectioned shelves of a room divider display a collection of hand-painted
He even thought about getting a divider for their room, but rejected the idea
  because it would simply accentuate the confinement.
It wasn't a traditional two-room suite but rather a huge single room with a
  small divider in the center.
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