divisor

noun
di·​vi·​sor | \ də-ˈvī-zər How to pronounce divisor (audio) \

Definition of divisor

: the number by which a dividend is divided

Examples of divisor in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The dividend yield overall won’t change, but the dividend per share may be reduced by the same divisor as the split. Lee Clifford, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2022 The dividend yield overall won’t change, but the dividend per share may be reduced by the same divisor as the split. Lee Clifford, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2022 The dividend yield overall won’t change, but the dividend per share may be reduced by the same divisor as the split. Lee Clifford, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2022 The dividend yield overall won’t change, but the dividend per share may be reduced by the same divisor as the split. Lee Clifford, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2022 In 2023, Samuel would be 75, and the life expectancy divisor would be 24.6. Julie Jason, Jd, Forbes, 29 Oct. 2021 One flaw with using return on equity as the measure is that the numbers look better when a company’s debt is high (and therefore its equity, the divisor in the equation, is low). John Dorfman, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2021 This works out because the only improper divisor of a number is the number itself. Quanta Magazine, 15 Mar. 2021 S&P Dow Indices, which oversees the Dow, changed the divisor used to generate the index's total. David Goldman, CNN, 31 Aug. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of divisor

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Divisor.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/divisor. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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divisor

noun
di·​vi·​sor | \ də-ˈvī-zər How to pronounce divisor (audio) \

Kids Definition of divisor

: the number by which a dividend is divided

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