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a. One that divides, especially a screen or other partition.
b. Chiefly British A highway median strip.
2. A device resembling a compass, used for dividing lines and transferring measurements.
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1. (Furniture) Also called: room divider a screen or piece of furniture placed so as to divide a room into separate areas
2. a person or thing that divides
3. (Electronics) electronics an electrical circuit with an output that is a well-defined fraction of the given input: a voltage divider.
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(dɪˈvaɪ dər)

1. a person or thing that divides.
2. dividers, a pair of compasses, as used for dividing lines or measuring.
3. a partition between two areas or dividing one area into two.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.divider - a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics
systematist, taxonomer, taxonomist - a biologist who specializes in the classification of organisms into groups on the basis of their structure and origin and behavior
2.divider - a person who separates something into parts or groups
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
subdivider - someone who divides parts into smaller parts (especially a divider of land into building sites)
3.divider - a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)divider - a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
brattice - a partition (often temporary) of planks or cloth that is used to control ventilation in a mine
bulkhead - a partition that divides a ship or plane into compartments
screen - partition consisting of a decorative frame or panel that serves to divide a space
structure, construction - a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"
wall - an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure; "the south wall had a small window"; "the walls were covered with pictures"
4.divider - a drafting instrument resembling a compass that is used for dividing lines into equal segments or for transferring measurements
drafting instrument - an instrument used by a draftsman in making drawings
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[dɪˈvaɪdər] n (between areas of room, garden)séparation f
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References in classic literature ?
And although they are dexterous enough upon a piece of paper, in the management of the rule, the pencil, and the divider, yet in the common actions and behaviour of life, I have not seen a more clumsy, awkward, and unhandy people, nor so slow and perplexed in their conceptions upon all other subjects, except those of mathematics and music.
"Now, take one of the points of these dividers and let it rest upon that place beyond which the most daring explorers have scarcely gone."
"Then, let the other point of your dividers rest upon that extremity of Lake Oukereoue."
In the centre of the upper table, were placed two chairs more elevated than the rest, for the master and mistress of the family, who presided over the scene of hospitality, and from doing so derived their Saxon title of honour, which signifies ``the Dividers of Bread.''
There were the tell- tale compass, the sea-lamps in their gimbals, the blue-backed charts carelessly rolled and tucked away, the signal-flags in alphabetical order, and a mariner's dividers jammed into the woodwork to hold a calendar.
For a week of even weather I took exactly the same number of steps, and of the same length, coming and going, stepping deliberately and with the precision of a pair of dividers in my own deep tracks -- to such routine the winter reduces us -- yet often they were filled with heaven's own blue.
He ceased and gazed solicitously at Captain Davenport, who, bending over the chart with a pair of dividers in hand, had just emitted a low groan.
on Thursday, a tour bus collided with a road divider at the 191.5-kilometer mark of Provincial Highway 9, reported UDN.
In the grisly 5.25am incident, the 30-year-old victim was riding his Yamaha 125 motorcycle when he is believed to have lost control of the machine before crashing into the divider.
According to Chanchala Babu, Circle Inspector, Ramgopalpet Police Station, "The boy named Nikhil along with his friend Prashant were roaming on a bike on Necklace Road when the vehicle lost control and rammed into the divider. Nikhil, who was driving the vehicle died on the spot whereas Prashant succumbed to his injuries after being taken to a hospital.aACA[yen]
Maxwell's high voltage capacitors and resistors are key components for DC circuit breakers and DC voltage dividers by reinforcing DC circuit breaker switching capability and DC voltage divider accurate measurements.
6 of the high voltage [U.sub.V] applied to the high-voltage divider arm with capacitance [C.sub.hv], connected in series with the low-voltage divider arm of with capacitance [C.sub.lv] [much greater than] [C.sub.hv], is based on the agreed operating mode of the CDV-100 measuring circuit.