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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The larger fiscal stimulus under an undivided government might be expected to provide a greater boost to GDP growth over the next several years. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Nov. 2020 Ohio State enters its bye week after this game, meaning Michigan State should receive the Buckeyes’ complete and undivided attention. cleveland, 7 Oct. 2022 Israel claims the undivided city of Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza for a future state. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, 30 Apr. 2021 It is considered occupied territory by most countries and international bodies – a characterization rejected by Israel, which claims all of Jerusalem as is its undivided capital. Abeer Salman, CNN, 30 Sep. 2022 Israel claims Jerusalem as its undivided capital, which most of the international community rejects. Miriam Berger, Washington Post, 14 Aug. 2022 If possible, find a quiet space or distraction-free work environment when tackling complex tasks that require undivided and complete focus. Irma Becerra, Forbes, 16 Aug. 2022 Condominium ownership can comprise multiple residential and commercial property units where each unit’s owners also own an undivided share of the community’s common elements. Gary Singer, Sun Sentinel, 7 July 2022 Part of the experience was sleeping on large, undivided platforms with little privacy. Serenitie Wang, CNN, 17 June 2022 See More

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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 9 Dec. 2022.

Legal Definition


: 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 property Louisiana Civil Code
compare divided, entire

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