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divided

[dih-vahy-did] /dɪˈvaɪ dɪd/
adjective
1.
separated; separate.
2.
3.
shared; apportioned.
4.
(of a leaf) cut into distinct portions by incisions extending to the midrib or base.
Origin
1555-1565
1555-65; divide + -ed2
Related forms
dividedly, adverb
dividedness, noun
quasi-divided, adjective
quasi-dividedly, adverb
self-divided, adjective
semidivided, adjective
undivided, adjective
well-divided, adjective
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Examples from the web for undivided
  • After all, they are deserving of my undivided attention.
  • But that he was able to get the message to a nation with its undivided attention focused was partly a product of his times.
  • In an agricultural society, winter was of little importance, and thus went undivided.
  • Four-lane undivided roadways in urban areas can experience a degradation of service and/or safety as traffic volumes increase.
British Dictionary definitions for undivided

undivided

/ˌʌndɪˈvaɪdɪd/
adjective
1.
not divided into parts or groups
2.
concentrated on one object, idea, etc: undivided attention

divided

/dɪˈvaɪdɪd/
adjective
1.
(botany) another word for dissected (sense 1)
2.
split; not united
Derived Forms
dividedly, adverb
dividedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for undivided
adj.

early 15c., from un- (1) "not" + past participle of divide.

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