short division
noun Date: 1851 mathematical division in which the successive steps are performed without writing out the remainders

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Short 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

  • short division — ► NOUN ▪ division in which the quotient is written directly without a succession of intermediate workings …   English terms dictionary

  • short division — n. the process of dividing a number by another, ordinarily a single digit, without putting down the steps of the process in full …   English World dictionary

  • Short division — In arithmetic, short division is a procedure which breaks down a division problem into a series of easier steps. As in all division problems, one number, called the dividend, is divided by another, called the divisor, producing a result called… …   Wikipedia

  • short division — short′ divi′sion n. math. mathematical division, esp. by a one digit divisor, in which the steps of the process are performed mentally and are not written down • Etymology: 1895–1900 …   From formal English to slang

  • short division — noun the operation of division in which the sequence of steps is performed without writing them out • Hypernyms: ↑division …   Useful english dictionary

  • short division — Math. division, esp. by a one digit divisor, in which the steps of the process are performed mentally and are not written down. [1895 1900] * * * …   Universalium

  • short division — mathematical operation of division when it is done mentally instead of on paper (especially when the divisor is less than 12) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • short division — noun arithmetical division in which the quotient is written directly without a succession of intermediate workings …   English new terms dictionary

  • short division — /ʃɔt dəˈvɪʒən/ (say shawt duh vizhuhn) noun arithmetic division in which all working out is done mentally and not written down …   Australian English dictionary

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