division sign
noun Date: circa 1934 1. the symbol ÷ used to indicate division 2. the slash / used to indicate a fraction

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • division sign — division signs N COUNT A division sign is the symbol œ used between two numbers to show that the first number has to be divided by the second …   English dictionary

  • division sign — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms division sign : singular division sign plural division signs maths the symbol ÷ that shows that one number is to be divided by another …   English dictionary

  • division sign — divi′sion sign n. math. the symbol (÷) or (/) placed between two expressions and denoting division of the first by the second • Etymology: 1930–35 …   From formal English to slang

  • division sign — noun the sign ÷, placed between two numbers showing that the first is to be divided by the second, as in 6 ÷ 3 = 2 …   English new terms dictionary

  • division sign — Arith. the symbol (÷) or (/) placed between two expressions and denoting division of the first by the second. [1930 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • division sign — noun Any symbol (in particular divide; or / ) used to denote the operation of division …   Wiktionary

  • division sign — /dəˈvɪʒən saɪn/ (say duh vizhuhn suyn) noun the symbol (÷) placed between two expressions, denoting division of the first by the second …   Australian English dictionary

  • division sign — noun 1. : the symbol ÷ used to indicate division 2. : a diagonal / used to indicate a fraction * * * noun, pl ⋯ signs [count] mathematics : the symbol ÷ that is used to show that two numbers are to be divided into each other usually singular …   Useful english dictionary

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