Definition of Long division

1. Noun. The operation of division in which the sequence of steps are indicated in detail.

Generic synonyms: Division

Definition of Long division

1. Noun. (mathematics) A procedure for dividing multidigit numbers, breaking down the division into a series of easier steps. ¹

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Literary usage of Long division

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1. Public School Methods (1921)
"(b) long division. long division may be introduced into this grade during the latter part of the school year. The teacher should not allow any other portion ..."

2. The New Methods in Arithmetic by Edward Lee Thorndike (1921)
"We shall describe what they have to offer in four typical cases—long division, the so-called zero difficulties, division by a fraction, and square root. ..."

3. A New Manual of Method by Alfred Hezekiah Garlick (1905)
"long division presents no new principle. As in simple division, the principle is ... The example given above might be worked by long division, and the two ..."

4. The North American Arithmetic: Part Second, Uniting Oral and Written by Frederick Emerson (1854)
"Perform the following examples by long division 4. How many times 6 are there in 97 547 ? 3. How many times 7 are there in 88 704 ? 7. ..."

5. University Arithmetic: Embracing the Science of Numbers, and General Rules by Charles Davies (1867)
"long division. 65. long division is the operation of finding the quotient of one number divided by another, and embraces the case of Short Division, ..."

6. A Practical Arithmetic by George Payn Quackenbos, George Roberts Perkins (1879)
"When the divisor exceeds 12, the process is called long division. 95. ... In Long Division, we take the same steps, but write down all the figures used. ..."

7. An Elementary Arithmetic by George Payn Quackenbos (1867)
"When the divisor is over 12? proceed by what is called long division, 97. ... In long division, we place it at the right) with a curved line between. ..."

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