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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A process of division in arithmetic, usually used when the divisor is a large number, in which each step of the division is written out.

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  • n. A procedure for dividing multidigit numbers, breaking down the division into a series of easier steps.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Division.
  • n. the process of division when the operations are mostly written down.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the operation of division in which the sequence of steps are indicated in detail

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