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The quantity by which another quantity, the dividend, is to be divided.
1. (Mathematics) a number or quantity to be divided into another number or quantity (the dividend)
2. (Mathematics) a number that is a factor of another number
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.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin dīvīsor one who divides =dīvīd- + -tor -tor]
A number used to divide another. In the equation 15 ÷ 3 = 5, 3 is the divisor.
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|Noun||1.||divisor - one of two or more integers that can be exactly divided into another integer; "what are the 4 factors of 6?"|
prime factor - the prime factors of a quantity are all of the prime quantities that will exactly divide the given quantity
integer, whole number - any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero; "an integer is a number that is not a fraction"
equivalent-binary-digit factor - the average number of binary digits needed to express one radix digit in a numeration system that is not binary; on the average a number that can be expressed in N decimal digits takes 3.3N binary digits
|2.||divisor - the number by which a dividend is divided|
number - a concept of quantity involving zero and units; "every number has a unique position in the sequence"
denominator - the divisor of a fraction
aliquot, aliquot part - an integer that is an exact divisor of some quantity; "4 is an aliquot part of 12"