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division sign a mathematical sign made up of a small horizontal line with one dot above it and one dot below it ( ). It indicates that the number coming before it is to be divided by the number coming after it.
long division a procedure of dividing one number by another number, in which each step, with its subtraction and its remainder, is written down in full.
short division mathematical division of one number by another, esp. by a one-digit divisor, without writing out the remainders.