divisor

divisor

[dih-vahy-zer]
noun Mathematics.
1.
a number by which another number, the dividend, is divided.
2.
a number contained in another given number a certain integral number of times, without a remainder.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin dīvīsor, one who divides, equivalent to dīvīd- (variant stem of dīvidere to divide) + -tor -tor

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 divisor (dɪˈvaɪzə) —n 1. a number or quantity to be divided into another number or quantity (the dividend) 2. a number that is a factor of another number

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 divisor   (dĭ-vī'zər)  Pronunciation Key  A number used to divide another. In the equation 15 ÷ 3 = 5, 3 is the divisor.
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divisor definition

A quantity that evenly divides another quantity.
Unless otherwise stated, use of this term implies that the quantities involved are integers. (For non-integers, the more general term factor may be more appropriate.)
Example: 3 is a divisor of 15. Example: 3 is not a divisor of 14.
(1997-03-07)

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Example sentences
Identify the divisor shown as a variable in the equation.
Identify the divisor shown as the variable in the equation.
The result is your earnings in each year used in the divisor.
Divides both x and y by the given divisor, and returns a reference to this
point.
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