short division


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

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First Known Use of short division

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Short division.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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