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division sign a mathematical sign consisting of a small horizontal line with a dot above and below it, indicating that the numeral preceding it is to be divided by the numeral following 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.