Definition of divisor in English:


Syllabification: di·vi·sor
Pronunciation: /diˈvīzər


1A number by which another number is to be divided.
More example sentences
  • After graduating in 1939 he began to work for his doctorate on the problem of divisors of almost periodic polynomials.
  • Its proper divisors are 1, 2, 4, 7, and 14, and the sum of those divisors is 28.
  • A pair of amicable numbers is a pair like 220 and 284 such that the proper divisors of one number sum to the other and vice versa.
1.1A number that divides into another without a remainder: the greatest common divisor
More example sentences
  • All positive integers n have at least one prime divisor: if n is prime, then it is its own prime divisor.
  • Prime numbers are integers with no divisors other than 1 and themselves.


late Middle English: from French diviseur or Latin divisor, from dividere (see divide).

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