Division meaning

dĭ-vĭzh'ən
A dividing or being divided; separation.
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A sharing or apportioning; distribution.
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A difference of opinion; disagreement.
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A separation into groups in voting.
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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.

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Anything that divides; partition; boundary.
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The proportional distribution of a quantity or entity.

The division of his property among his heirs.

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Something, such as a boundary or partition, that serves to divide or keep separate.
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One of the parts, sections, or groups into which something is divided.
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The taxonomic category ranking just below kingdom, consisting of one or more related classes, and corresponding approximately to a phylum in zoological classification.
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Cell division.
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A type of propagation characteristic of plants that spread by means of newly formed parts such as bulbs, suckers, or rhizomes.
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The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication.
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A category created for purposes of competition, as in boxing.
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The physical separation and regrouping of members of a parliament according to their stand on an issue put to vote.
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Anything separated or distinguished from the whole or from the larger unit of which it is a part.
  • 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.
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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)
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A form of plant propagation in which new plants are grown from segments detached from the parent plant.
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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.
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A major tactical or administrative unit that can act independently and is under one command.
  • 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.
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The act or process of dividing.
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Cell division.
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In botany, the taxonomic category ranking just below kingdom, consisting of one or more related classes, and corresponding approximately to a phylum in zoological classification.
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The act, process, or operation of finding out how many times one number or quantity is contained in another.
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A taxonomic classification within the plant kingdom that ranks immediately above a class and corresponds to a phylum in other kingdoms.
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(uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.
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Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
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(arithmetic, uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
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(arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.

I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.

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(military) A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
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A section of a large company.
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(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.

Magnolias belong to the division Magnoliophyta.

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A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
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(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.
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(music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
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(law) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.
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(computing) Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code.
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(UK, Eton College) A lesson; a class.
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Origin of division

  • Middle English divisioun from Old French division from Latin dīvīsiō dīvīsiōn- from dīvīsus past participle of dīvidere to divide divide
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Old French division, from Latin divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus (“divided”), from dīvidō (“divide”)
    From Wiktionary