- Division is defined as separation or a difference of opinion.
- An example of division is when you break up a set of bookends into two pieces.
- An example of division is when people within a political party disagree about the passage of a bill.
- a dividing or being divided; separation
- a sharing or apportioning; distribution
- a difference of opinion; disagreement
- a separation into groups in voting
- anything that divides; partition; boundary
- anything separated or distinguished from the whole or from the larger unit of which it is a part, as
- a particular section of a country, state, etc. divided off as for administration
- a particular department of a government, business, school, or other organization
- a particular rank or kind, as of students or athletes, based on achievement, age, sex, etc.
- a segment, as of the body
- Biol. a major category in the classification of living organisms, esp. plants, ranking above a class and below a kingdom: it can include one class or many similar classes: the Latinized division names are capitalized but not italicized (Ex.: Pinophyta, gymnosperms)
- Hort. a form of plant propagation in which new plants are grown from segments detached from the parent plant
- Math. the process of finding how many times a number (the divisor) is contained in another number (the dividend): the number of times equals the quotient
- Mil. a major tactical or administrative unit that can act independently and is under one command; specif.,
- an army unit larger than a regiment and smaller than a corps, to which various numbers and types of battalions can be attached as required
- a tactical subdivision of a naval squadron
- an air force unit of two or more combat wings
Origin: Middle English divisioun ; from Classical Latin divisio ; from divisus, past participle of dividere
- divisional adjective
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- a. The act or process of dividing.b. The state of having been divided.
- Mathematics The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication.
- The proportional distribution of a quantity or entity.
- Something, such as a boundary or partition, that serves to divide or keep separate.
- One of the parts, sections, or groups into which something is divided.
- a. An area of government or corporate activity organized as an administrative or functional unit.b. A territorial section marked off for political or governmental purposes.
- a. An administrative and tactical military unit that is smaller than a corps but is self-contained and equipped for prolonged combat activity.b. A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the U.S. Navy.c. A unit of the U.S. Air Force larger than a wing and smaller than an air force.
- Botany The highest taxonomic category, consisting of one or more related classes, and corresponding approximately to a phylum in zoological classification. See Table at taxonomy.
- A category created for purposes of competition, as in boxing.
- a. Variance of opinion; disagreement.b. A splitting into factions; disunion.
- The physical separation and regrouping of members of a parliament according to their stand on an issue put to vote.
- Biology Cell division.
- A type of propagation characteristic of plants that spread by means of newly formed parts such as bulbs, suckers, or rhizomes.
Origin: Middle English divisioun, from Old French division, from Latin dīvīsiō, dīvīsiōn-, from dīvīsus, past participle of dīvidere, to divide; see divide.
- di·viˈsion·al adjective
division - Business Definition
division - Medical Definition
- The act or process of dividing.
- Cell division.
- The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication.
division - Science Definition
- The act, process, or operation of finding out how many times one number or quantity is contained in another.
- A taxonomic classification within the plant kingdom that ranks immediately above a class and corresponds to a phylum in other kingdoms. See Table at taxonomy.
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