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DIVIDED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does divided mean? 

DIVIDED (adjective)
  The adjective DIVIDED has 3 senses:

1. separated into parts or pieces
2. having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions
3. distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose

  Familiarity information: DIVIDED used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DIVIDED (adjective)


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Meaning:

Separated into parts or pieces

Context example:

opinions are divided

Similar:

four-pronged (having four prongs)

many-chambered (having many chambers)

metameric; segmental; segmented (having the body divided into successive metameres or segments, as in earthworms or lobsters)

mullioned (of windows; divided by vertical bars or piers usually of stone)

partitioned; partitioned off (divided by partitions)

pentamerous (divided into five parts; specifically, having each floral whorl consist of five (or a multiple of five) members)

pronged; tined (having prongs or tines; usually used in combination)

sectional; sectioned (consisting of or divided into sections)

segmental (divided or organized into speech segments or isolable speech sounds)

split (being divided or separated)

in disagreement (without agreement)

subdivided (divided again after a first division, e.g. of a tract of land, divided into lots)

three-pronged (having three prongs)

torn (disrupted by the pull of contrary forces)

trifid (divided into three lobes)

episodic (of writing or narration; divided into or composed of episodes)

disjunct (having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects)

apart; separate; separated (not living together as man and wife)

bicameral; two-chambered (consisting of two chambers)

bifid (divided into two lobes)

bifurcate; biramous; branched; forficate; fork-like; forked; pronged; prongy (resembling a fork; divided or separated into two branches)

bifurcated (divided into or made up of two parts)

bilocular; biloculate (divided into or containing two cells or chambers)

black-and-white (of a situation that is sharply divided into mutually exclusive categories)

disjointed (taken apart at the joints)

disconnected; disunited; fragmented; split (having been divided; having the unity destroyed)

dichotomous (divided or dividing into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications)

bisulcate; cleft; cloven (used of hooves)

chambered (having compartmental chambers)

two-pronged (having two prongs)

Also:

separate (independent; not united or joint)

segregated; unintegrated (separated or isolated from others or a main group)

distributive (serving to distribute or allot or disperse)

Antonym:

united (characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity)


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Meaning:

Having a median strip or island between lanes of traffic moving in opposite directions

Synonyms:

dual-lane; divided

Context example:

a divided highway

Similar:

multilane ((of roads and highways) having two or more lanes for traffic)


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Meaning:

Distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose

Synonyms:

divided up; shared out; shared; divided

Similar:

distributed (spread out or scattered about or divided up)


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