Definition of Division

1. Noun. An army unit large enough to sustain combat. "Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"

Generic synonyms: Army Unit
Group relationships: Army Corps, Corps
Specialized synonyms: Special Forces, U. S. Army Special Forces, United States Army Special Forces
Member holonyms: Battle Group
Derivative terms: Divisional

2. Noun. One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole. "The BBC's engineering division"

3. Noun. The act or process of dividing.

4. Noun. An administrative unit in government or business.

5. Noun. Discord that splits a group.
Exact synonyms: Variance
Generic synonyms: Discord, Dissension

6. Noun. A league ranked by quality. "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
Exact synonyms: Class
Generic synonyms: Conference, League
Derivative terms: Classify, Classify

7. Noun. (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.

8. Noun. (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum.

9. Noun. A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings.
Exact synonyms: Air Division
Generic synonyms: Air Unit
Terms within: Wing

10. Noun. A group of ships of similar type.
Exact synonyms: Naval Division
Generic synonyms: Naval Unit

11. Noun. An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed.
Specialized synonyms: Long Division, Short Division
Generic synonyms: Arithmetic Operation
Derivative terms: Divide

12. Noun. The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart.

Definition of Division

1. n. The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.

Definition of Division

1. Noun. The act or process of dividing anything. ¹

2. Noun. Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division. ¹

3. Noun. (arithmetic uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another. ¹

4. Noun. (arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process. ¹

5. Noun. (military) A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades. ¹

6. Noun. A section of a large company. ¹

7. Noun. (biology taxonomy) A rank (Latin ''divisio'') below kingdom and above class, particularly used of plants or fungi, also (particularly of animals) called a phylum; a taxon at that rank ¹

8. Noun. A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument. ¹

9. Noun. (music) A florid instrumental variation of a melody in the 17th and 18th centuries, originally conceived as the dividing of each of a succession of long notes into several short ones. ¹

10. Noun. (music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied. ¹

11. Noun. (legal) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt. ¹

12. Noun. (computing) Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code ¹

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Definition of Division

1. the act of dividing [n -S]

Medical Definition of Division

1. 1. The act of dividing. 2. A rank that if treated as a division of a genus or subgenus is deemed to be of subgeneric rank for the purposes of nomenclature. 3. A taxon at the rank of division. The second highest taxonomic classification for the kingdoms Plantae (plants) and Fungi, between kingdom level and class level. (09 Jan 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Division

divinyl ether
divinyl ether synthase
divisibility sequence
division (current term)
division Anthophyta
division Archaebacteria
division Bryophyta
division Chlorophyta
division Chrysophyta
division Cyanophyta
division Cynodontia
division Dicynodontia
division Eubacteria
division Euglenophyta
division Eumycota
division Gymnomycota
division Heterokontophyta

Literary usage of Division

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Capital: A Critique of Political Economy by Karl Marx (1906)
"We shall now lightly touch upon the relation between the division of labour in manufacture, and the social division of labour, which forms the foundation of ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1909)
"The largest increase by far was naturally recorded in the North Atlantic division, which was followed by the South Atlantic with an increase of 67 students, ..."

3. The Medical Clinics of North America by Michael C. Fiore, Stephen S. Entman, Charles B. Rush (1921)
"DAVID M., BS, MD, MS in Medicine, Chief of Section in division of ... FACS, Chief of Section of Clinical Metabolism in division of ..."

4. Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant (1901)
"II Solution of the Cosmological Idea of the Totality of tha division of a Whole given in Intuition When I divide a whole which is given in intuition, ..."

5. Annual Report by New York (State) (1877)
"MIDDLE division. COMMISSIONER'S ANNUAL REPORT FOR FISCAL YEAR OF 1876. At a meeting of the Canal Board, on January 27, 1876, a resolution was unanimously ..."

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