Definition of divider in English:


Syllabification: di·vid·er
Pronunciation: /dəˈvīdər


1A person or thing that divides a whole into parts.
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  • They feed on it because they would love to divide it and there are people like that I've always called the dividers.
  • We need an environment for independent media as the unifiers, not dividers, of society.
  • During the presidential campaign, he vowed, ‘I'm a uniter, not a divider.’
1.1An issue on which opinions are divided: the big divider was still nuclear weapons
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  • I see a difference and I think it has basically to do with the abortion issue and the perception of the abortion issue as a divider.
  • It seems this last one is a real opinion divider.
  • The cultural and political dividers between Europe and the US are second-order issues.
1.2 (also room divider) A screen or piece of furniture that divides a room into two parts.
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  • This mosquito barrier also serves as a flexible room divider between the kitchen and the other living areas.
  • A focal point is the Craftsman-inspired room divider that functions as a bookcase on one side and bench on the other.
  • Eric stood next to the room divider that separated the item shop and the bar.
2 (dividers) A measuring compass, especially one with a screw for making fine adjustments.
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  • The little kids did not like what we said and had their compasses and dividers out, ready to give us a poke so we scooted out.
  • In a corner of the lunette depicting Solomon Sitting in Judgment is a figure of a seated man holding a pair of dividers and examining a drawing.
  • A pair of dividers, which is a weaker tool than a compass, enables one to transfer distances.

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