2. A separation of people into two or more groups: The political conflicts have resulted in a growing divide between the conservative and the liberal coalitions of the country.
Sara divided the pie uniformly into ten pieces for her family.
Mrs. Thomas divided her class up into six teams to work on the class assignment.2. To share or to give something, usually in equal amounts: Before the meal, the two friends agreed to divide the cost justly between them just as they had divided their work equally.
3. To use different amounts of something for different purposes or activities: Monroe divides his time between his apartment in the city and visiting his son in the country.
4. To cause something to be separated or away from something else: The neighbors have a tall fence that divides their properties.
5. To keep people away from each other when they have disagreements or can't get along: The nation was divided by racial conflicts.
6. To calculate how many times a number contains another number: If John divides 8 by 2, the result equals 4.
A term coined by former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Telecommunication and Communication, Larry Irving, Jr., to focus public awareness on the gap in access to information resources and services between those with the means to purchase the computer hardware and software necessary to connect to the internet and low-income families and communities who cannot afford network access.
1. A reference to the policy of stirring up dissension and rivalries within the ranks of one's enemies, as Caesar did in Gaul and elsewhere.
2. This ancient political maxim, adopted by Machiavelli, is also given as Divide ut regnes and as Divide ut imperes, all of which mean "divide [the opposition] in order to rule" or "divide and conquer".