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 for Dividing
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Divide \Di*vide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Divided; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Dividing.] [L. dividere, divisum; di- = dis- + root
     signifying to part; cf. Skr. vyadh to pierce; perh. akin to
     L. vidua widow, and E. widow. Cf. Device, Devise.]
     1. To part asunder (a whole); to sever into two or more parts
        or pieces; to sunder; to separate into parts.
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              Divide the living child in two.       --1 Kings iii.
                                                    25.
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     2. To cause to be separate; to keep apart by a partition, or
        by an imaginary line or limit; as, a wall divides two
        houses; a stream divides the towns.
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              Let it divide the waters from the waters. --Gen. i.
                                                    6.
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     3. To make partition of among a number; to apportion, as
        profits of stock among proprietors; to give in shares; to
        distribute; to mete out; to share.
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              True justice unto people to divide.   --Spenser.
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              Ye shall divide the land by lot.      --Num. xxxiii.
                                                    54.
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     4. To disunite in opinion or interest; to make discordant or
        hostile; to set at variance.
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              If a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom
              can not stand.                        --Mark iii.
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              Every family became now divided within itself.
                                                    --Prescott.
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     5. To separate into two parts, in order to ascertain the
        votes for and against a measure; as, to divide a
        legislative house upon a question.
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     6. (Math.) To subject to arithmetical division.
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     7. (Logic) To separate into species; -- said of a genus or
        generic term.
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     8. (Mech.) To mark divisions on; to graduate; as, to divide a
        sextant.
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     9. (Music) To play or sing in a florid style, or with
        variations. [Obs.] --Spenser.
  
     Syn: To sever; dissever; sunder; cleave; disjoin; disunite;
          detach; disconnect; part; distribute; share.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Dividing \Di*vid"ing\, a.
     That divides; separating; marking divisions; graduating.
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     Dividing engine, a machine for graduating circles (as for
        astronomical instruments) or bars (as for scales); also,
        for spacing off and cutting teeth in wheels.
  
     Dividing sinker. (Knitting Mach.). See under Sinker.
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