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divided

adjective

Simple Definition of divided

  • : separated by different opinions : in a state of disagreement

  • : given to two or more people or things rather than to just one person or thing

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of divided

  1. 1 a :  separated into parts or pieces b of a leaf :  cut into distinct parts by incisions extending to the base or to the midrib c :  having a barrier (as a guardrail) to separate lanes of traffic going in opposite directions <a divided highway>

  2. 2 a :  disagreeing with each other :  disunited b :  directed or moved toward conflicting interests, states, or objects <divided loyalties>

  3. 3 :  separated by distance <familiar objects from which she had never dreamed of being divided — James Joyce>

dividedly

play \də-ˈvī-dəd-lē\ adverb

dividedness

play \-nəs\ noun

Examples of divided in a sentence

  1. Experts are sharply divided on the issue.

  2. The issue has created a deeply divided nation.

  3. She feels like she only gets her mother's divided attention.



14th Century

First Known Use of divided

14th century


Law Dictionary

divided

adjective di·vid·ed

Legal Definition of divided

  1. 1a :  separated into parts, classes, or portions <divided coverage> <divided custody> b in the civil law of Louisiana :  separately owned, possessed, or held :  no longer held in indivision <owner of a divided part or of the entire estate following partition — Louisiana Civil Code> <granted in divided portions>

  2. 2 :  not united :  failing to agree <a divided Court>






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