divi'sion al"gorithm

1. the theorem that an integer can be written as the sum of the product of two integers, one a given positive integer, added to a positive integer smaller than the given positive integer. Cf. Euclidean algorithm.
2. any systematic process for calculating the quotient of two numbers.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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