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English definition of “divide”

divide

verb (CALCULATE)    /dɪˈvaɪd/
divide sth by sth to calculate the number of times that one number fits (exactly) into another: 10 divided by 5 is/equals 2. → Compare multiply, subtractAddition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating divide (sth) into sth C1 If a number divides into another number, it fits (exactly) into it when multiplied a particular number of times: What do you get if you divide 6 into 18? 2 divides into 10 five times.Addition, subtraction, multiplication and divisionCalculations and calculating
(Definition of divide verb (CALCULATE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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