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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. an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
  4. 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"
  5. an army unit large enough to sustain combat; " two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  6. a group of ships of similar type
  7. a unit of the United States air force usually comprising two or more wings
  8. an administrative unit in government or business
  9. ( biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
  10. ( botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
  11. The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.
  12. That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.
  13. The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.
  14. Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.
  15. Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.
  16. Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.
  17. 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.
  18. The separation of a genus into its constituent species.
  19. Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.
  20. Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.
  21. One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.
  22. One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.
  23. 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.
  24. The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.
  25. A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.
  26. Divisional.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Act of dividing; state of being divided; partition; separate part; difference; dissension.
  30. The act of dividing.
  31. A part; section.
  32. Separation; disagreement.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. 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. The Division had suffered heavily. – General Bramble by André Maurois
  2. A few days later a second, more pointed, address was carried without a division. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. In neither case was division a fault, because it was a necessity. – Some Principles of Maritime Strategy by Julian Stafford Corbett
  6. 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
  7. 1. A rule or measuring device having lines of division upon it. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose
  8. 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
  9. Even his division of Rajput defectors couldn't storm that fortress. – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. One word more before we close this division of our subject. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Wallace made the proper military dispositions, and every man took his station at the head of his division. – The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter
  17. 851 A. P. Hill's division...... – The Campaign of Chancellorsville by Theodore A. Dodge
  18. Thoughts fly and meet; but Death makes the great division.... – Mrs. Falchion, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009
  19. A division of labor is the natural result. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  20. I don't think much of that first division. – Madge Morton's Victory by Amy D.V. Chalmers
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