# division sign

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## division sign

n.
1. The symbol (÷) placed between two quantities written on a single line to indicate the division of the first by the second.
2. The symbol (/) placed between two quantities written horizontally, as in 2/3 , or the symbol (-) placed between two quantities written vertically, as in 2/3 , to indicate a fraction.

## division sign

n
(Mathematics) the symbol ÷, placed between the dividend and the divisor to indicate division, as in 12 ÷ 6 = 2

## divi′sion sign`

n.
the symbol (÷) or (/) placed between two expressions and denoting division of the first by the second.
[1930–35]
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## division sign

n (Math) → Teilungszeichen nt
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