# Divisor meaning

A number used to divide another. In the equation 15 ÷ 3 = 5, 3 is the divisor.

(arithmetic) A number or expression that another is to be divided by.

In "42 ÷ 3" the divisor is the 3.

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The quantity by which another quantity, the dividend, is to be divided.

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The number or quantity by which the dividend is divided to produce the quotient.

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A number that Dow Jones & Company uses to compute the value of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA). The value of the 30 DJIA stocks are divided by the divisor to arrive at the DJIA. The divisor changes as stock splits occur. The divisor is reported daily in the Wall Street Journal.