dividers

divider

[dih-vahy-der]
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:
1520–30; divide + -er1

predivider, noun
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divider (dɪˈvaɪdə)
 
n
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

dividers (dɪˈvaɪdəz)
 
pl n
a type of compass with two pointed arms, used for measuring lines or dividing them

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