short division


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short division

n.
The process of dividing one number by another without writing down all the steps, especially when the divisor is a single digit.

short division

n
(Mathematics) the division of numbers, usually integers, that can be worked out mentally rather than on paper

short′ divi′sion


n.
mathematical division, esp. by a one-digit divisor, in which the steps of the process are performed mentally and are not written down.
[1895–1900]
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Noun1.short division - the operation of division in which the sequence of steps is performed without writing them out
division - an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
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