divide

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Pronunciation[change]

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Verb[change]

Plain form
divide

Third-person singular
divides

Past tense
divided

Past participle
divided

Present participle
dividing

A road sign showing a road will divide
  1. (transitive) When you divide a thing you separate it into two or more other things.
    The children divide their books so they all have at least one.
  2. (intransitive) When you divide one number into another, you are computing into how many equal parts one number can be separated from the other.
    2 divides into 6 exactly 3 times.
    Six divided by two is three.
  3. (intransitive) When a thing divides, it changes from one to more than one.
    The river divided into two.


Noun[change]

Singular
divide

Plural
divides

  1. (countable) A divide is a place where two or more things are separated.
    There is a divide between the those who have money and those who are poor.

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