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divider

[dih-vahy-der] /dɪˈvaɪ dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that divides.
2.
dividers, a pair of compasses, as used for dividing lines, measuring, etc.
3.
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.
5.
Mining. bunton.
Origin of divider
1520-1530
1520-30; divide + -er1
Related forms
predivider, noun
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divider

/dɪˈvaɪdə/
noun
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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Word Origin and History for divider
n.

1520s, agent noun from divide (v.). Meaning "partition or screen," especially in a room, is from 1959.

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