Definitions of division

  1. the act or process of dividing
  2. an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
  3. an army unit large enough to sustain combat; " two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  4. a group of ships of similar type
  5. a unit of the United States air force usually comprising two or more wings
  6. an administrative unit in government or business
  7. ( biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
  8. ( botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
  9. The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.
  10. That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.
  11. The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.
  12. Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.
  13. Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.
  14. Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.
  15. 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.
  16. The separation of a genus into its constituent species.
  17. Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.
  18. Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.
  19. One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.
  20. One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.
  21. 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.
  22. The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.
  23. A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. Act of dividing; state of being divided; partition; separate part; difference; dissension.
  27. The act of dividing.
  28. A part; section.
  29. Separation; disagreement.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Divisional.
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