Definition of divisor in English:

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Pronunciation: /dəˈvīzər/


1A number by which another number is to be divided.
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).

Words that rhyme with divisor

adviser, chastiser, coryza, despiser, deviser, Dreiser, Eliza, incisor, Kaiser, Liza, miser, Mount Isa, provisor, reviser, riser, sizer, visor

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Syllabification: di·vi·sor

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