Definition of long division in English:

long division

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[mass noun]
Arithmetical division in which the divisor has two or more figures, and a series of workings is made as successive groups of digits of the dividend are divided by the divisor, to avoid excessive mental calculation.
More example sentences
  • You can use the same algorithm as long division in decimal, but the values will go in either one time or 0 times.
  • The Babylonians did not have an algorithm for long division.
  • Today even basic math skills such as long division and the division of fractions are under assault.

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