# Definition:Division/Divisor

## Definition

Let $c = a / b$ denote the division operation on two elements $a$ and $b$ of a field.

The element $b$ is the divisor of $a$.

## Also known as

The divisor of an expression $a / b$ is also known as the denominator of that expression.

## Linguistic Note

The word divisor, in the context of a division operation $a / b$, means that which divides.

The idea is that $a$ is divided by $b$, that is, divided into $b$ parts.