Definitions of division

  1. a league ranked by quality; " he played baseball in class D for two years"; " Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1- AA"
  2. the act or process of dividing
  3. the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
  4. an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
  5. one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; " the written part of the exam"; " the finance section of the company"; " the BBC's engineering division"
  6. discord that splits a group
  7. an army unit large enough to sustain combat; " two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  8. a group of ships of similar type
  9. a unit of the United States air force usually comprising two or more wings
  10. an administrative unit in government or business
  11. ( biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
  12. ( botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
  13. The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.
  14. That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.
  15. The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.
  16. Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.
  17. Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.
  18. Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.
  19. The process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the reverse of multiplication; also, the rule by which the operation is performed.
  20. The separation of a genus into its constituent species.
  21. Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.
  22. Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.
  23. One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.
  24. One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.
  25. A course of notes so running into each other as to form one series or chain, to be sung in one breath to one syllable.
  26. The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.
  27. A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.
  28. Divisional.
  29. Separation into parts; a partition; section; discord; two or more army brigades under a general officer; the process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another.
  30. Act of dividing: state of being divided: that which divides: a partition: a barrier: the portion divided or separated: separation: difference in opinion, etc.: disunion: ( arith.) the rule or process of finding how many times one number is contained in another.
  31. Act of dividing; state of being divided; partition; separate part; difference; dissension.
  32. The act of dividing.
  33. A part; section.
  34. Separation; disagreement.
  35. That which divides.
  36. The act of dividing; the state of being divided; that which divides or separates; a partition; the part separated from the rest by a partition or line; a part or distinct portion; a separate body of men; one of the principal parts, including infantry, cavalry, and artillery, into which an army is divided; a part of an army or militia; a part of a fleet under a commander, and distinguished by a particular flag; dissension; space between the notes of music, the singing or playing a course of which is called running a division; distinction; the separation of voters in a legislative house; the dividing of a number or quantity into any part assigned, or the rule by which it is found how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the separation of a genus into its several species. See Divide.
  37. The act of dividing or separating into parts; that which divides or separates; the part separated; a compartment; a part or distinct portion, as of an army, a fleet, a discourse; variance; difference; a rule in arithmetic; in either House of Parliament, the separation of the members into two parties for the purpose of voting on opposite sides of a question.
  38. One of the smaller groups of organisms which together form a larger group; one of the separate parts of which any structure may be composed.

Usage examples for division

  1. Robert L. Bullard, who had been commander of the First Division and then of the Third Corps. – Kelly Miller's History of the World War for Human Rights by Kelly Miller
  2. The Division had suffered heavily. – General Bramble by André Maurois
  3. A few days later a second, more pointed, address was carried without a division – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  4. I don't think much of that first division – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
  5. If you are wholly resolved to make a truce for yourself and your division I am wholly resolved to do so. – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  6. 851 A. P. Hill's division – The Campaign of Chancellorsville by Theodore A. Dodge
  7. In neither case was division a fault, because it was a necessity. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  8. Wallace made the proper military dispositions, and every man took his station at the head of his division – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  9. Thoughts fly and meet; but Death makes the great division – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  10. Even his division of Rajput defectors couldn't storm that fortress. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  11. And in a wink- how this extraordinary division happened, she could not guess- she was two people once more. – Out of the Air by Inez Haynes Irwin
  12. In the first division the criticism is of literature, in the second of theology, in the third of society. – The Age of Tennyson by Hugh Walker
  13. A division of labor is the natural result. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  14. 1. A rule or measuring device having lines of division upon it. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  15. I found it difficult to make my way through them, but at last fell in with the baggage; I could not, however, get it through, and was obliged to leave it, after giving directions where to find the division in the morning. – Twenty-Five Years in the Rifle Brigade by William Surtees
  16. I can understand the wish that our unfortunate division had never taken place; but I can't understand the sacrifice of a man's life and work. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  17. If we take a fragment of matter, we can break it into distinct pieces; these are again divided, and so on, until we reach a point where further division is impossible. – Studies in the Out-Lying Fields of Psychic Science by Hudson Tuttle
  18. Without further delay, the division of the treasure was agreed upon. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling
  19. Mattison had long been accustomed to his ways, but he gave Jim a glance of wonder before he repeated the order to the division chief. – The Short Line War by Merwin-Webster
  20. One word more before we close this division of our subject. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge