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divide

Chiefly US and Canadian an area of relatively high ground separating drainage basins; watershed

divide

[də′vīd]
(geography)
A ridge or section of high ground between drainage systems.
(mathematics)
One object (integer, polynomial) divides another if their quotient is an object of the same type.
(science and technology)
A point or line of division.
References in classic literature ?
"We set two men on the divide, one for the day and one for the night, to watch if the Meat-Eaters came.
While one of the watchers was on top of the divide, another man stole his wife, and he came down to fight.
It was bad to break up the tribe, for then the Meat-Eaters would come over the divide and kill them all.
And we forgot that we were hungry, and why we had grumbled, and were glad to be led by Tiger-Face over the divide, where we killed many Meat-Eaters and were content.
Whenever the people grumbled too loudly the Bug sang a new song, and Big-Fat said it was God's word that we should kill Meat- Eaters, and Tiger-Face led us over the divide to kill and be killed.
We had followed Tiger-Face too often over the divide and killed them.
That's the way I went up, but I come back by crossing the divide, keeping along the crest several miles, and dropping down into Bonanza.
Synopsis: The United States is caught in a partisan hyperconflict that divides politicians, communities -and even families.
How, ever, did I become a temple that divides?' In silence the people stare, and then cast down their eyes.
On the other hand, if we are to promote the greater good, especially of the disadvantaged, we have to focus on what unites us (our common goals) rather than what divides us (our differences).
The Matrimonial Property Act divides property into three different categories: property that will be divided equally, property that will not be divided, and property that will be divided based on what is fair.