short division


: mathematical division in which the successive steps are performed without writing out the remainders

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Word History

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of short division was in 1851

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“Short division.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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short division

: mathematical division in which the steps are performed one after another without writing out the remainders
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