divide vs fraction what difference

what is difference between divide and fraction

English

Etymology

From Middle English dividen, from Latin dīvīdere (to divide). Displaced native Old English tōdǣlan.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈvaɪd/

Verb

divide (third-person singular simple present divides, present participle dividing, simple past and past participle divided)

  1. (transitive) To split or separate (something) into two or more parts.
    • Divide the living child in two.
    Synonyms: cut up, disunite, partition, split, split up
    Antonyms: combine, merge, unify, unite
  2. (transitive) To share (something) by dividing it.
    Synonyms: divvy up, divide up, share, share out
  3. (transitive, arithmetic, with by) To calculate the number (the quotient) by which you must multiply one given number (the divisor) to produce a second given number (the dividend).
    Antonym: multiply
  4. (transitive, arithmetic) To be a divisor of.
  5. (intransitive) To separate into two or more parts.
    Synonyms: separate, shear, split, split up
  6. (intransitive, biology) Of a cell, to reproduce by dividing.
  7. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or hostile; to set at variance.
    • If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.
    • 1838, William H. Prescott, History of the Reign of Ferdinand and Isabella the Catholic
      Every family became now divided within itself.
  8. (obsolete) To break friendship; to fall out.
  9. (obsolete) To have a share; to partake.
  10. To vote, as in the British parliament and other legislatures, by the members separating themselves into two parties (as on opposite sides of the hall or in opposite lobbies), that is, the ayes dividing from the noes.
    • The emperors sat, voted, and divided with their equals.
  11. To mark divisions on; to graduate.
  12. (music) To play or sing in a florid style, or with variations.

Derived terms

Related terms

  • (act of dividing): division
  • (the sum being divided; the upper term in a fraction): dividend
  • (the number of parts in a division; the lower term in a fraction): divisor

Translations

See also

  • fraction, fraction slash, , fraction bar, vinculum (Australia)
  • ratio, (also improperly 🙂
  • (product of division): quotient
  • (extra amount left by uneven division): remainder
  • division sign, obelus, ÷
  • division slash, (also improperly /)
  • long division symbol, division bracket, )‾ or |‾

Noun

divide (plural divides)

  1. A thing that divides.
  2. An act of dividing.
    • 1975, Byte (issues 1-8, page 14)
      The extended instruction set may double the speed again if a lot of multiplies and divides are done.
  3. A distancing between two people or things.
  4. (geography) A large chasm, gorge, or ravine between two areas of land.
    • 1922, A. M. Chisholm, A Thousand a Plate
      Carrying light packs they left camp at daylight the next morning. Trails there were none; but they followed the general course of a small creek, crossed a divide, and dipped down into a beautifully timbered valley watered by a swift, large creek of almost riverlike dimensions.
  5. (hydrology) The topographical boundary dividing two adjacent catchment basins, such as a ridge or a crest.

Translations

Anagrams

  • divied

Italian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /diˈvi.de/
  • Hyphenation: di‧vì‧de
  • Rhymes: -ide

Verb

divide

  1. third-person singular present indicative of dividere

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈdiː.u̯i.de/, [ˈd̪iːu̯ɪd̪ɛ]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈdi.vi.de/, [ˈd̪iːvid̪ɛ]

Verb

dīvide

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of dīvidō

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: di‧vi‧de

Verb

divide

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of dividir
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of dividir

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /diˈbide/, [d̪iˈβ̞i.ð̞e]

Verb

divide

  1. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of dividir.
  2. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of dividir.


English

Etymology

From Middle English fraccioun (a breaking), from Anglo-Norman, Old French fraction, from Medieval Latin fractio (a fragment, portion), from earlier Latin fractio (a breaking, a breaking into pieces), from fractus (English fracture), past participle of frangere (to break) (whence English frangible), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰreg- (English break).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: frăkʹshən, IPA(key): /ˈfɹæk.ʃən/
  • Hyphenation: frac‧tion
  • Rhymes: -ækʃən

Noun

fraction (plural fractions)

  1. A part of a whole, especially a comparatively small part.
  2. (arithmetic) A ratio of two numbers, the numerator and the denominator, usually written one above the other and separated by a horizontal bar.
  3. (chemistry) A component of a mixture, separated by fractionation.
  4. In a eucharistic service, the breaking of the host.
  5. A small amount.
  6. The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.
    • Neither can the natural body of Christ be subject to any fraction or breaking.

Quotations

  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:fraction.

Derived terms

Related terms

Translations

Verb

fraction (third-person singular simple present fractions, present participle fractioning, simple past and past participle fractioned)

  1. To divide or break into fractions.

Translations

References

  • “fraction” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
  • “fraction”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin, 2000, →ISBN.
  • “fraction” in WordNet 2.0, Princeton University, 2003.

Anagrams

  • Croftian, factor in, infocrat

French

Etymology

From Old French fraction, borrowed from Latin fractio, fractionem.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʁak.sjɔ̃/

Noun

fraction f (plural fractions)

  1. fraction (small amount)
  2. (mathematics) fraction
  3. fraction, breakup

Derived terms

  • barre de fraction
  • fractionnaire
  • fractionner

Related terms

  • fracture

Further reading

  • “fraction” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • fronçait

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