un·​di·​vid·​ed | \ ˌən-də-ˈvī-dəd How to pronounce undivided (audio) \

Definition of undivided

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.

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Recent Examples on the Web At the end of the lane on Memorial Drive, just before the turn into Ray Nitschke Field, players passed by in twos and threes, which allowed fans to give them their undivided attention. Jr Radcliffe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 12 Aug. 2021 In this undivided province of the British Empire, neighbors observe each other and inform. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, 20 Apr. 2021 Wright: The honest truth is that Sparks demand your undivided attention. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 18 June 2021 American parents spend more money and time on their children than any previous generation, and many feel immense pressure to be constantly teaching their children, enrolling them in enrichment classes and giving them their undivided attention. Star Tribune, 16 June 2021 Be fully present during these meetings, and give others your undivided attention without any distractions. Rutger Bruining, Forbes, 15 June 2021 Royal baby Lilibet Diana Mountbatten-Windsor gets to enjoy both of her parents' undivided attention (aside from her big brother Archie that is) for the next few months. Olivia Hosken, Town & Country, 7 June 2021 Right-wing Israeli efforts to assert control in East Jerusalem, which Israel claims as part of its undivided capital, have inflamed the situation. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, 21 May 2021 Though Jerusalem's ownership is disputed, Israeli officials claim it as the undivided capital of Israel. USA Today, 20 May 2021

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First Known Use of undivided

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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undivided/full/complete attention

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“Undivided.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/undivided. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of undivided

: complete or total
: not separated into smaller parts


un·​di·​vid·​ed | \ ˌən-də-ˈvī-dəd \

Kids Definition of undivided

: complete or total I want your undivided attention.



Legal Definition of undivided

: 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 title— O. 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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