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long division

noun, Mathematics
1.
division, usually by a number of two or more digits, in which each step of the process is written down.
Origin of long division
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • long division and the third reader completed the curriculum in that school.

  • He was at the board, working an example in long division; it was almost finished.

  • Some boys expect to be good at long division, and they do not take any pains to learn subtraction thoroughly.

  • He's quit ever' one of 'em in turn when they come to long division.

    Sonny, A Christmas Guest Ruth McEnery Stuart
  • He was a mathematician as far as long division and decimal fractions.

    Oomphel in the Sky Henry Beam Piper
  • The second method of long division is one of the several types of the old “scratch method.”

    William Oughtred Florian Cajori
  • The families of mountain men are usually large in number, and the estate of Old Coonrod has passed through a long division.

  • All work through grade 6, except estimates of quotient figures in long division.

    The Psychology of Arithmetic Edward L. Thorndike
  • My uncle has a large fortune, but it will be cut up by the rule of long division at his death.

    Jessamine Marion Harland
  • As there is in Arithmetic a long division and a short division, so in Prosody is Quantity considered as long or short.

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