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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Divisor  \Di*vi"sor\,  n.  [L.,  fr  dividere.  See  {Divide}.] 
  (Math.) 
  The  number  by  which  the  dividend  is  divided. 
 
  {Common  divisor}.  (Math.)  See  under  {Common},  a. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  divisor 
  n  1:  one  of  two  or  more  integers  that  can  be  exactly  divided  into 
  another  integer;  "what  are  the  4  factors  of  6?"  [syn:  {factor}] 
  2:  the  number  by  which  a  dividend  is  divided 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  divisor 
 
  A  quantity  that  evenly  divides  another  quantity. 
 
  Unless  otherwise  stated,  use  of  this  term  implies  that  the 
  quantities  involved  are  integers.  (For  non-integers,  the  more 
  general  term  {factor}  may  be  more  appropriate.) 
 
  Example:  3  is  a  divisor  of  15. 
  Example:  3  is  not  a  divisor  of  14. 
 
  (1997-03-07) 
 
 




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