# dividers

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## dividers

(dɪˈvaɪdəz)
pl n
(Tools) a type of compass with two pointed arms, used for measuring lines or dividing them
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Translations
فِرْجار تَقْسيم
odpichovátko
passer
osztókörző
sirkill
odpichovacie kružidlo
geometride kollanılan bölme aracı

## dividers

[dɪˈvaɪdəz] NPLcompás msing de puntas
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## dividers

[dɪˈvaɪdərz] npl
(MATHEMATICS)
a pair of dividers → un compasdividing line n
(= difference) →
the dividing line between [+ two things] → la frontière entre
(= boundary) →
the dividing line between → la ligne de démarcation entre
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## dividers

plStechzirkel m
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## dividers

[dɪˈvaɪdəz] npl (Math) → compasso a punte fisse
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## divide

(diˈvaid) verb
1. to separate into parts or groups. The wall divided the garden in two; The group divided into three when we got off the bus; We are divided (= We do not agree) as to where to spend our holidays.
2. (with between or among) to share. We divided the sweets between us.
3. to find out how many times one number contains another. 6 divided by 2 equals 3.
diˈviders noun plural
a measuring instrument used in geometry.
able to be divided. 100 is divisible by 4.
division (diˈviʒən) noun
1. (an) act of dividing.
2. something that separates; a dividing line. a ditch marks the division between their two fields.
3. a part or section (of an army etc). He belongs to B division of the local police force.
4. (a) separation of thought; disagreement.
5. the finding of how many times one number is contained in another.
of a division. The soldier contacted divisional headquarters.
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References in classic literature ?
"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.
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.
ISLAMABAD -- Residents of federal capital Thursday demanded maintenance of broken road dividers with radium reflector along Kashmir high way as it was giving an open invitation to mishaps.
Participation in this project is evidence of our proven success with circuit breakers and dividers and reinforces our strategic position in China while paving the way for future worldwide projects of this magnitude.'
In this case, for its measurement we can use measuring standard balls with a diameter from 125 mm to 1.5 m [8], as well as high-voltage capacitive (CDV) and ohmic (ODV) dividers of voltage for pulsed voltages of [+ or -](0.1-2.5) MV, having in the composition of high-voltage and low-voltage arms [5, 9].
Two commonly used power dividers are the Wilkinson and Gysel power dividers, invented in 1960 and 1975, respectively [1, 2].

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