undivided

adjective

un·​di·​vid·​ed ˌən-də-ˈvī-dəd How to pronounce undivided (audio)
1
: not separated into parts or pieces : existing as a single whole : not divided
an undivided property
2
: complete or total
They listened to the lecture with undivided attention.

Examples of undivided in a Sentence

a teacher who insists on the undivided attention of her students
Recent Examples on the Web Giving his undivided attention to these things at the moment would certainly benefit the Hornets. Roderick Boone, Charlotte Observer, 10 June 2024 But the primary reason the conflict endures is neither Israeli oppression of the Palestinians nor Palestinian terrorism, but rather the irrevocable commitment of both peoples to undivided land. Tom Segev, Foreign Affairs, 23 Apr. 2024 Accidents are more common on city roads and undivided roads. William Gavin, Quartz, 23 May 2024 Gabrielle Union's daughter just gave her the greatest Mother's Day gift of all — her undivided attention for an adorable lip sync video! Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 12 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for undivided 

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of undivided was in the 15th century

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“Undivided.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undivided. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Legal Definition

undivided

adjective
un·​di·​vid·​ed
: shared with others having an interest in the whole : held jointly, in common, or in indivision with other co-owners
each such tenant in common holds an equal undivided share in the titleO. L. Browder et al.
each spouse owns a present undivided one-half interest in the community propertyLouisiana Civil Code
compare divided, entire

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