Definition of Divider

1. Noun. A taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics.

Exact synonyms: Splitter
Generic synonyms: Systematist, Taxonomer, Taxonomist
Derivative terms: Divide
Antonyms: Lumper



2. Noun. A person who separates something into parts or groups.
Generic synonyms: Individual, Mortal, Person, Somebody, Someone, Soul
Specialized synonyms: Subdivider
Derivative terms: Divide

3. Noun. A vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another).
Exact synonyms: Partition
Specialized synonyms: Brattice, Bulkhead, Screen, Wall
Generic synonyms: Construction, Structure
Derivative terms: Divide, Divide, Partition, Partition

4. Noun. A drafting instrument resembling a compass that is used for dividing lines into equal segments or for transferring measurements.
Generic synonyms: Drafting Instrument

Definition of Divider

1. n. One who, or that which, divides; that which separates anything into parts.

Definition of Divider

1. Noun. An object that separates. ¹

2. Noun. A device resembling a drawing compass and used to transfer measurements of length. ¹

3. Noun. (British US) The median of a highway or other road where traffic in opposite directions are kept separated. ¹

4. Noun. A person who separates or classifies. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Divider

1. one that divides [n -S] - See also: divides

Medical Definition of Divider

1. 1. One who, or that which, divides; that which separates anything into parts. 2. One who deals out to each his share. "Who made me a judge or a divider over you?" (Luke xii. 14) 3. One who, or that which, causes division. "Hate is of all things the mightiest divider." (Milton) "Money, the great divider of the world." (Swift) 4. An instrument for dividing lines, describing circles, etc, compasses. See Compasses. The word dividers is usually applied to the instrument as made for the use of draughtsmen, etc.; compasses to the coarser instrument used by carpenters. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Divider

divided highway
divided spectacles
divided up
dividedly
dividedness
dividednesses
dividence
dividences
dividend
dividend equilisation reserve
dividend warrant
dividendless
dividends
divident
dividents
divider (current term)
dividers
divides
divideth
dividing
dividing(a)
dividing line
dividingly
dividings
dividivi
dividivis
dividual
dividually
dividuous
divinable

Literary usage of Divider

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1. Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar by Wilhelm Gesenius, Thomas Jefferson Conant, Emil Roediger (1856)
"OF THE HALF-VOWELS AND THE SYLLABLE-divider ... which is merely a divider of syllables (see below, No. 3). This last can occur only under a consonant ..."

2. Elements of Hebrew by an Inductive Method by William Rainey Harper (1894)
"serves also as a syllable-divider, ie, to separate a syllable, and sometimes a word from that which follows it. When thus used it is not pronounced. ..."

3. The Sampling and Assay of the Precious Metals: Comprising Gold, Silver by Ernest Alfred Smith (1913)
"The material put through the divider should not be coarser than ^ of an inch. ... Mixer and divider (Bridgman's).—These are used for the final mixing and ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1882)
"To use the divider the pill mass is rolled out in the usual way into a cylinder ... Addition White's Pill divider. bar is now elevated and the cylinder is ..."

5. Drawing Instruments: Their Use and Abuse by Walter George Stephan (1908)
"The divider (Fig. 33) is an instrument for transferring distances or for ... The triangular divider. of two pointed legs hinged in a head at the top, ..."

6. Drawing Instruments: Their Use and Abuse by Walter George Stephan (1908)
"The divider (Fig. 33) is an instrument for transferring distances or for ... The triangular divider. of two pointed legs hinged in a head at the top, ..."

7. Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Supreme Court of the United States by United States Supreme Court, William Cranch, Henry Wheaton, Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew Howard, Jeremiah Sullivan Black (1903)
"If he be the original inventor of the device or machine called the divider, he will have a right to treat as infringers all who make dividers operating on ..."

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