dividers

di|vid|ers [ dı`vaıdərz ] noun plural
a piece of equipment used for measuring or drawing lines and angles, consisting of two pieces of metal with pointed ends that are joined together at the top

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  • dividers — UK [dɪˈvaɪdə(r)z] US [dɪˈvaɪdərz] noun [plural] a piece of equipment used for measuring or drawing lines and angles, consisting of two pieces of metal with pointed ends that are joined together at the top Thesaurus: instruments used in… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • dividers — a measuring compass, especially one with a screw for making fine adjustments. → divider …   English new terms dictionary

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  • dividers — UK [dɪˈvaɪdə(r)z] / US [dɪˈvaɪdərz] noun [plural] a piece of equipment used for measuring or drawing lines and angles, consisting of two pieces of metal with pointed ends that are joined together at the top …   English dictionary

  • Dividers (sculpture) — Dividers, December 2009 Dividers is an outdoor sculpture located at Clarendon Dock, on the River Lagan, Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was produced in 2002 by artist Vivien Burnside and is a 8.3m tall set of dividers made of bronze with a… …   Wikipedia

  • Room Dividers — are used by interior designers and architects as means to divide space into separate distinct areas. Room Dividers are made from a large array of materials limited by the designer s or architect s creativity. Due to this creativity, there are a… …   Wikipedia

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  • scales compasses dividers — Proportional Pro*por tion*al, a. [L. proportionalis: cf. F. proportionnel.] 1. Having a due proportion, or comparative relation; being in suitable proportion or degree; as, the parts of an edifice are proportional. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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