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dividing


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divide  \Di*vide"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Divided};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Dividing}.]  [L.  dividere,  divisum  di-  =  dis-  +  root 
  signifying  to  part  cf  Skr.  vyadh  to  pierce;  perh.  akin  to 
  L.  vidua  widow,  and  E.  widow.  Cf  {Device},  {Devise}.] 
  1.  To  part  asunder  (a  whole);  to  sever  into  two  or  more  parts 
  or  pieces;  to  sunder;  to  separate  into  parts 
 
  Divide  the  living  child  in  two  --1  Kings  iii. 
  25. 
 
  2.  To  cause  to  be  separate;  to  keep  apart  by  a  partition,  or 
  by  an  imaginary  line  or  limit;  as  a  wall  divides  two 
  houses;  a  stream  divides  the  towns. 
 
  Let  it  divide  the  waters  from  the  waters.  --Gen.  i. 
  6. 
 
  3.  To  make  partition  of  among  a  number;  to  apportion,  as 
  profits  of  stock  among  proprietors;  to  give  in  shares;  to 
  distribute;  to  mete  out  to  share. 
 
  True  justice  unto  people  to  divide.  --Spenser. 
 
  Ye  shall  divide  the  land  by  lot  --Num.  xxxiii 
  54. 
 
  4.  To  disunite  in  opinion  or  interest;  to  make  discordant  or 
  hostile;  to  set  at  variance. 
 
  If  a  kingdom  be  divided  against  itself  that  kingdom 
  can  not  stand  --Mark  iii. 
  24. 
 
  Every  family  became  now  divided  within  itself 
  --Prescott. 
 
  5.  To  separate  into  two  parts  in  order  to  ascertain  the 
  votes  for  and  against  a  measure;  as  to  divide  a 
  legislative  house  upon  a  question. 
 
  6.  (Math.)  To  subject  to  arithmetical  division. 
 
  7.  (Logic)  To  separate  into  species;  --  said  of  a  genus  or 
  generic  term. 
 
  8.  (Mech.)  To  mark  divisions  on  to  graduate;  as  to  divide  a 
  sextant. 
 
  9.  (Music)  To  play  or  sing  in  a  florid  style,  or  with 
  variations.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  Syn:  To  sever;  dissever;  sunder;  cleave;  disjoin;  disunite; 
  detach;  disconnect;  part  distribute;  share. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dividing  \Di*vid"ing\,  a. 
  That  divides;  separating;  marking  divisions;  graduating. 
 
  {Dividing  engine},  a  machine  for  graduating  circles  (as  for 
  astronomical  instruments)  or  bars  (as  for  scales);  also 
  for  spacing  off  and  cutting  teeth  in  wheels. 
 
  {Dividing  sinker}.  (Knitting  Mach.).  See  under  {Sinker}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dividing 
  adj  1:  serving  to  divide  or  marking  a  division;  "the  divisional 
  line  between  two  states"  [syn:  {divisional}] 
  2:  serving  simply  to  separate  or  partition;  "a  dividing 
  partition"  [syn:  {dividing(a)}] 




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