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Definition of "divisor" [di•vi•sor]

  • The quantity by which another quantity, the dividend, is to be divided. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "divisor" in a sentence
  • "The Producitivity Portfolio blog explains how to test to see if your divisor is 0, and if so, display a blank value using something like = IF (D2 = 0,, C2/D2)."
  • "The value of this number - known as the index "divisor" - is adjusted regularly to reflect index additions and deletions, share buybacks or issuances, spinoffs and other events that affect a company's market cap."
  • "This can be done various ways mathematically, but at Dow Jones it is handled by changing the "divisor" - a number that is divided into the total of the stock prices."