# divisor

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## di·vi·sor

(dĭ-vī′zər)*n.*

The quantity by which another quantity, the dividend, is to be divided.

## divisor

(dɪˈvaɪzə)*n*

**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

## di•vi•sor

(dɪˈvaɪ zər)*n.*

**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.

## di·vi·sor

(dĭ-vī′zər) 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 common divisor, common factor, common measure - an integer that divides two (or more) other integers evenly |

2. | divisor - the number by which a dividend is dividednumber - 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" aliquant, aliquant part - an integer that is not an exact divisor of some quantity; "5 is an aliquant part of 12" |

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