Dividing
Dividing Di*vid"ing, a. That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating. [1913 Webster]

{Dividing engine}, a machine for graduating circles (as for astronomical instruments) or bars (as for scales); also, for spacing off and cutting teeth in wheels.

{Dividing sinker}. (Knitting Mach.). See under {Sinker}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Dividing — Divide Di*vide , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Divided}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dividing}.] [L. dividere, divisum; di = dis + root signifying to part; cf. Skr. vyadh to pierce; perh. akin to L. vidua widow, and E. widow. Cf. {Device}, {Devise}.] 1. To part… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dividing — adjective Of things that divide or separate. We installed a dividing wall in order to create two rooms out of one …   Wiktionary

  • dividing — adj. Dividing is used with these nouns: ↑wall …   Collocations dictionary

  • dividing — di vid·ing || dɪŋ adj. separating, of division di·vide || dɪ vaɪd n. dividing ridge between drainage areas, watershed; line of division v. separate into parts; apportion; part; separate; share …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • dividing line — dividing lines 1) N COUNT: usu sing, oft N between pl n A dividing line is a distinction or set of distinctions which marks the difference between two types of thing or two groups. There s a very thin dividing line between joviality and hysteria …   English dictionary

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