long division

long division
noun Date: 1827 arithmetical division in which the several steps involved in the division are indicated in detail

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  • Long division — Long Long, a. [Compar. {Longer}; superl. {Longest}.] [AS. long, lang; akin to OS, OFries., D., & G. lang, Icel. langr, Sw. l[*a]ng, Dan. lang, Goth. laggs, L. longus. [root]125. Cf. {Length}, {Ling} a fish, {Linger}, {Lunge}, {Purloin}.] 1. Drawn …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Long division — Division Di*vi sion, n. [F. division, L. divisio, from dividere. See {Divide}.] 1. The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation. [1913 Webster] I was overlooked in the division of the spoil.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • long division — ► NOUN ▪ division of numbers with details of intermediate calculations written down …   English terms dictionary

  • long division — n. the process of dividing a number by another number containing, ordinarily, two or more figures, and of putting the steps down in full …   English World dictionary

  • Long division — For the album by Rustic Overtones, see Long Division.In arithmetic, long division is the standard procedure suitable for dividing simple or complex multidigit numbers. It breaks down a division problem into a series of easier steps. As in all… …   Wikipedia

  • Long Division — Infobox Album | Name = Long Division Type = Album Artist = Rustic Overtones Released = 1995 Recorded = Big Sound Studios, Westbrook, Maine Genre = Rock and Roll Length = 67:11 Label = Ripcord Records rr 101 Producer = Colin Decker Reviews = Last… …   Wikipedia

  • long division — noun the operation of division in which the sequence of steps are indicated in detail • Hypernyms: ↑division * * * noun [noncount] mathematics : a way of dividing one number by another number that involves several steps which are written out… …   Useful english dictionary

  • long division — n. to do long division * * * [ˌlɒŋdɪ vɪʒ(ə)n] to do long division …   Combinatory dictionary

  • long division — long′ divi′sion n. math. division, usu. by a number of two or more digits, in which each step of the process is written down • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • long division — long di vision n [U] a method of dividing one large number by another …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • long division — long di vision noun uncount in mathematics, a calculation in which you divide one large number by another …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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