divider UK US /dɪˈvaɪdər/ noun [C] WORKPLACE
a flat object that is used to separate parts of a room, different working areas, etc.: »

The office is a large, open-plan environment with desks and dividers.


Portable sound-absorbent room dividers allow the area to be sectioned to suit your requirements.

an object that is used to separate particular pages or sections in a set of papers: »

Included with the package are four ring binders with dividers, index, and 'how to use' information.


We sell printed and blank divider tabs online.

Financial and business terms. 2012.


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  • Divider — Di*vid er, n. 1. One who, or that which, divides; that which separates anything into parts. [1913 Webster] 2. One who deals out to each his share. [1913 Webster] Who made me a judge or a divider over you? Luke xii. 14. [1913 Webster] 3. One who,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divider — ► NOUN 1) (also room divider) a screen or piece of furniture that divides a room into two parts. 2) (dividers) a measuring compass, especially one with a screw for making fine adjustments …   English terms dictionary

  • divider — 1520s, agent noun from DIVIDE (Cf. divide). Meaning partition or screen, especially in a room, is from 1959 …   Etymology dictionary

  • divider — A vertical or horizontal separator for letter carrier or clerk distribution cases …   Glossary of postal terms

  • divider — [də vīd′ər] n. a person or thing that divides; specif., a) [pl.] an instrument for dividing lines, measuring or marking off distances, etc.; compasses b) a screen, set of shelves, etc. used to separate a room into distinct areas …   English World dictionary

  • divider — UK [dɪˈvaɪdə(r)] / US [dɪˈvaɪdər] noun [countable] Word forms divider : singular divider plural dividers 1) something used to mark the place where one thing ends and another begins a room divider coloured subject dividers 2) something that… …   English dictionary

  • divider — /di vuy deuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that divides. 2. dividers, a pair of compasses, as used for dividing lines, measuring, etc. 3. a partition between two areas or dividing one area into two, as a piece of cardboard in a box or a bookcase… …   Universalium

  • divider — di|vid|er [dıˈvaıdə US ər] n 1.) something that divides something else into parts ▪ a room divider ▪ alphabetical file dividers 2.) AmE a piece of land that separates traffic travelling in opposite directions on a main road British Equivalent:… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • divider — [[t]dɪva͟ɪdə(r)[/t]] dividers 1) N COUNT: usu with supp A divider is something which forms a barrier between two areas or sets of things. A curtain acted as a divider between this class and another. ...room dividers. 2) N PLURAL: also a pair of N …   English dictionary

  • divider — noun Date: 1534 1. one that divides 2. plural an instrument for measuring or marking (as in dividing lines) 3. something serving as a partition between separate spaces or areas < a highway divider …   New Collegiate Dictionary