divided

Something that's divided is sectioned or split into parts. A divided political party might be separated into several groups with very different opinions on what the party's priorities ought to be.

Things can be physically divided, the way a pizza is when it's cut into eight separate pieces, or the way a highway is when it has a concrete barrier between lanes that go in different directions. There's also a figurative way of being divided, like a divided family that's feuding about something, or divided experts who disagree on the findings of a study. The adjective divided comes from the Latin dividere, "to force apart, cleave, or distribute."

Definitions of divided
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adj separated into parts or pieces

“opinions are divided
Synonyms:
distributive
serving to distribute or allot or disperse
segregated, unintegrated
separated or isolated from others or a main group
separate
independent; not united or joint
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
chambered
having compartmental chambers
bisulcate, cloven
(used of hooves) split, divided
dichotomous
divided or dividing into two sharply distinguished parts or classifications
disconnected, disunited, fragmented, split
having been divided; having the unity destroyed
disjointed
taken apart at the joints
disjunct
having deep constrictions separating head, thorax, and abdomen, as in insects
episodic
of writing or narration; divided into or composed of episodes
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
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
three-pronged
having three prongs
torn
disrupted by the pull of contrary forces
trifid
divided into three lobes
two-pronged
having two prongs
Antonyms:
united
characterized by unity; being or joined into a single entity
collective
forming a whole or aggregate
integrated
not segregated; designated as available to all races or groups
joint
united or combined
agreed, in agreement
united by being of the same opinion
allied, confederate, confederative
united in a confederacy or league
amalgamate, amalgamated, coalesced, consolidated, fused
joined together into a whole
coalescent, coalescing
growing together, fusing
cohesive
cohering or tending to cohere; well integrated
conjugate, conjugated, coupled
joined together especially in a pair or pairs
conjunct
bound in close association
federate, federated
united under a central government
incorporate, incorporated, integrated, merged, unified
formed or united into a whole
in league
(usually followed by `with') united in effort as if in a league
one, unitary
having the indivisible character of a unit
suprasegmental
pertaining to a feature of speech that extends over more than a single speech sound
tied
bound together by or as if by a strong rope; especially as by a bond of affection
undivided
not parted by conflict of opinion
unpartitioned
not divided by partitions
nonsegmental, unsegmented
having a body that is not divided into segments
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adj distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose

Synonyms:
divided up, shared, shared out
distributed
spread out or scattered about or divided up

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

“a divided highway”
Synonyms:
dual-lane
multilane
(of roads and highways) having two or more lanes for traffic

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