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long division

noun

Simple Definition of long division

  • mathematics : a way of dividing one number by another number that involves several steps which are written out

Full Definition of long division

  1. :  arithmetical division in which the several steps involved in the division are indicated in detail

Examples of long division

  1. students learning to do long division



1827

First Known Use of long division

1827


LONG DIVISION Defined for Kids

long division

noun

Definition of long division

  1. :  division in arithmetic that involves several steps that are written out




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