short division

noun

Definition of short division

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

Examples of short division in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Classic Encounter Stoke City 0-4 Watford (September, 1983) The youngest Watford side ever to go into League battle chalked up their first away win of the campaign and the biggest away success in their short Division One history. SI.com, "Stoke City vs Watford Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battles, Team News & More," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of short division

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Short division.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/short%20division. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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