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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ In fact the entire circuit is either directly or indirectly biased from this potential divider.
▪ The capacitance may be just stray or it may be associated with further circuitry or equipment connected to the potential divider.
▪ Clearly, the range of frequencies over which a potential divider constructed solely from resistors acts as a satisfactory attenuator is restricted.
▪ Whereas resistive potential dividers dissipate electrical power, capacitive dividers do not.
▪ a set of notebook dividers
▪ the center divider of the Lawrence Expressway
▪ A large, blue divider splits the gym at the Higgins Middle School into two basketball courts.
▪ But a room divider doesn't have to be a permanent fixture, particularly if you don't have much space.
▪ If one fish attacks the other, you can replace the divider before any real injuries are incurred.
▪ If the female gets really aggressive towards her mate he should be removed, or a tank divider installed.
▪ One was normal except for some wooden dividers which had been set upon its surface.
▪ Provided the room is big enough, room divider doors are a practical solution and can be an attractive feature.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Divider \Di*vid"er\, n.

  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.

    Money, the great divider of the world.

  4. pl. An instrument for dividing lines, describing circles, etc., compasses. See Compasses.

    Note: 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.

  5. a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another).

    Note: The structure may be a wall with an opening in it to allow seeing one part of the room from the other. This term is also used to designate a semitransparent curtain formed by hanging multiple strings of various materials from a ceiling, intended to visually partition a room without inhibiting passage between the partitions

    Syn: partition, room divider.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1520s, agent noun from divide (v.). Meaning "partition or screen," especially in a room, is from 1959.


n. 1 An object that separates. 2 A device resembling a drawing compass and used to transfer measurements of length. 3 (context British US English) The median (context US English) or central reservation (context UK English) of a highway or other road where traffic in opposite directions are kept separated. 4 A person who separates or classifies.

  1. n. a taxonomist who classifies organisms into many groups on the basis of relatively minor characteristics [syn: splitter] [ant: lumper]

  2. a person who separates something into parts or groups

  3. a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another) [syn: partition]


Usage examples of "divider".

But the familiar odors of food and bodies, the sounds of voices and cutlery on china, the vision of long rows of snackbushes and conventional crop plants, of tomato, lettuce, onion, pepper, carrot, cabbage, and broccoli plants, of herbs and flowers--even a gengineered amaryllis or two with their face-like blossoms--all growing in knee-high planters stretched along the walls and extended through the room as dividers, all quickly restored the sense of the familiar.

Girardieau walked with a swaying motion that began somewhere near his shoulders, like a pair of architect's dividers being walked across a drawing board point to point.

Behind him stood a gleaming, dark blue 1936 Pierce Arrow berline (sedan body with a divider window) that was hitched to a 1936 Pierce Arrow Travelodge house trailer painted a matching color.

Crowding the slatted rail divider, lined up against the desks and the file cabinets and the windows and the bulletin boards, slouched into every conceivable corner of the room, were at least eight thousand kids in blue dungarees and red-and-white-striped tee shirts.

The trucks seemed to have their own lanes, separated from the automobile traffic by a raised divider.

I looked through the lower drawers on each side of the kneehole, and saw a cardboard box half filled with unused file dividers.

She sings of a land where it is easier to Dial-A-Devotion than to buy a book, where the freeway sniper, feels 'real bad' about picking off a family of five, where kids in High Kindergarten are given LSD and peyote by their parents, where young hustlers get lethally carried away while rolling elderly filmstars, where six-foot-two drag queens shop for fishnet bikinis, where a twenty-six-year-old woman can consign her five-year-old daughter to the centre divider of Interstate 5 (when her fingers were prised loose from the fence twelve hours later, the child pointed out that she had run after the car containing her family for 'a long time').

Zedd sighed as he bent to forage for a towel among the litter of maps, dirty plates, rusty dividers, empty mugs, blankets, chicken bones, rope, an egg he'd lost in the middle of a lesson weeks back, and other paraphernalia that seemed to collect over time in the corner of his small field tent.

Then, with Pitts hands firmly clamped on his ankles, Hunnewell pulled out the steelpointed dividers that he normally used for plotting distances on charts and rammed them deeply into the ice.

The finance office was actually three offices separated by room dividers of wood and glass, plus a small closed-off workroom containing supplies and a mimeograph machine.

He ducked under the canvas cover of the chart table and communed with his parallel rule and dividers.

Jan marked off the distance with a pair of dividers to the spot Pryor had indicated, then used a parallel ruler to get the exact bearing for the point where the tow had dropped, and for its estimated position on the bottom.

When no one responded, he stepped around the room divider into the dark area and looked at the bunk.

At the other end, beyond a room divider crammed with books, was a fireplace, a desk, a couple of easy chairs and a french window leading on to a small balcony which overlooked the garden.

I entered a hallway, the floor a mosaic of tiny salmon and turquoise tiles, the wall mahogany, a trough of big-leafed green things occupying a room divider to my left.