division sign


: the symbol ÷ used to indicate division
: the slash / used to indicate a fraction

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, Live Nation’s clubs and theater division signed deals across the country with venues such Basement East in Nashville and the former Playboy Club in New York and upcoming spaces including the new Brooklyn Bowl in Nashville. Taylor Mims, Billboard, 14 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1934, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of division sign was circa 1934

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Cite this Entry

“Division sign.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/division%20sign. Accessed 31 May. 2023.

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