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English definition of “dividers”

dividers

noun [plural]     /dɪˈvaɪ.dəz/ US  /-dɚz/ UK
a piece of equipment used in mathematics consisting of two parts that are joined at one end and have sharp points at the other, used for measuring lines and angles and for making marks to show positions along linesGeometrical and mathematical instruments
(Definition of dividers noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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