A quantity that evenly divides another quantity.

Unless otherwise stated, use of this term implies that the quantities involved are integers. (For non-integers, the more general term factor may be more appropriate.)

Example: 3 is a divisor of 15. Example: 3 is not a divisor of 14.

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<mathematics> The number by which the dividend is divided. Common divisor.

<mathematics> See Common.

Origin: L, fr. Dividere. See Divide.

(01 Mar 1998)

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