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A number by which another number is to be divided.*‘After graduating in 1939 he began to work for his doctorate on the problem of divisors of almost periodic polynomials.’**‘Its proper divisors are 1, 2, 4, 7, and 14, and the sum of those divisors is 28.’**‘A pair of amicable numbers is a pair like 220 and 284 such that the proper divisors of one number sum to the other and vice versa.’**‘Influenced by Gauss, Smith's most important contributions are in number theory where he worked on elementary divisors.’**‘If our divisor remained unchanged, the calculation for the average would give us 95.00.’*

- 1.1A number that divides into another without a remainder.
*‘the greatest common divisor’**‘All positive integers n have at least one prime divisor: if n is prime, then it is its own prime divisor.’**‘Prime numbers are integers with no divisors other than 1 and themselves.’*

**Origin**

Late Middle English from French diviseur or Latin divisor, from dividere (see divide).

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