Definitions for DIVISIONdɪˈvɪʒ ən
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
the act or process of dividing; state of being divided.
the arithmetic operation inverse to multiplication; the process of ascertaining how many times one number or quantity is contained in another.
something that divides or separates; partition.
something that marks a division; dividing line or mark.
one of the parts into which a thing is divided; section.
separation by difference of opinion or feeling; disagreement.
the separation of a legislature or other assembly into two groups in taking a vote.
one of the parts into which a country or an organization is divided for political, judicial, military, or other purposes.
(in the army) a major administrative and tactical unit, larger than a brigade and smaller than a corps. (in the navy) a tactical group of usu. four ships, part of a fleet or squadron.
an administrative unit of an industrial enterprise, government bureau, university, etc.
a category or grouping of sports teams or competitors according to standing, skill, weight, age, or the like.
the primary subdivision in the classification of the plant kingdom; a plant phylum.
a type of propagation in which new plants are grown from segments separated from the parent plant.
Origin of division:
1325–75; ME divisioun, devisioun (< AF) < L dīvīsiō <dīvīd-, var. s. of dīvidere to divide
an army unit large enough to sustain combat
"two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
part, section, division(noun)
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"
the act or process of dividing
an administrative unit in government or business
discord that splits a group
a league ranked by quality
"he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
(biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
(botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
division, air division(noun)
a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings
division, naval division(noun)
a group of ships of similar type
an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
division, partition, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation(noun)
the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
separation into parts or groups, or one of the parts formed
the division of land into rectangular areas; the divisions of the Koran
the process of dividing sth up
the division of property between family members
a debate that has led to a division in the party; sectarian divisions
the division between the rich and the poor
a section of organization; = department
the finance division
calculations to divide larger numbers by smaller ones
multiplication and division
The act or process of dividing anything.
Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
The process of dividing a number by another.
A calculation that involves this process.
I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
A section of a large company.
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.
A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
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.
A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.
Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code
Origin: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido
the act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation
that which divides or keeps apart; a partition
the portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section
disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation
difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast
separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote
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
the separation of a genus into its constituent species
two or more brigades under the command of a general officer
two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion
one of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs
one of the groups into which a fleet is divided
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
the distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished
a grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom
A division is a large military unit or formation usually consisting of between 10,000 and 30,000 soldiers. In most armies, a division is composed of several regiments or brigades; in turn, several divisions typically make up a corps. In most modern militaries, a division tends to be the smallest combined arms unit capable of independent operations; due to its self-sustaining role as a unit with a range of combat troops and suitable combat support forces, which can be divided into various organic combinations. While the focus of this article is on army divisions, in naval usage division has a completely different meaning, referring either to an administrative department aboard naval and coast guard ships and shore commands, or to a sub-unit of several ships within a flotilla or squadron. In the administrative usage, unit size varies widely, though typically divisions number far less than 100 persons. In the US and Commonwealth Navies a divisional officer is usually an Ensign or Lieutenant, but may be an officer of much higher rank in certain circumstances or aboard large warships, who oversees a team of enlisted sailors in their duties.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
1. A tactical unit/formation as follows: a. A major administrative and tactical unit/formation which combines in itself the necessary arms and services required for sustained combat, larger than a regiment/brigade and smaller than a corps. b. A number of naval vessels of similar type grouped together for operational and administrative command, or a tactical unit of a naval aircraft squadron, consisting of two or more sections. c. An air division is an air combat organization normally consisting of two or more wings with appropriate service units. The combat wings of an air division will normally contain similar type units. 2. An organizational part of a headquarters that handles military matters of a particular nature, such as personnel, intelligence, plans, and training, or supply and evacuation. 3. (DOD only) A number of personnel of a ship
Translations for DIVISION
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
(an) act of dividing.
- divisãoPortuguese (BR)
- die TeilungGerman
- deling; inddeling; fordeling; divisionDanish
- تقسیم؛ جداسازیFarsi
- dijeljenje, podjelaCroatian
- het verdelenDutch
- deling, divisjon(sregning)Norwegian
- تقسیم؛ جداسازیPersian
- تقسيم، وېش، برخه، اختلاف، تفرقه: (لښ) فرقهPashto
- 分開Chinese (Trad.)
- поділ; розподілUkrainian
- تقسیم کرنے کا عملUrdu
- sự phân chiaVietnamese
- 分开Chinese (Simp.)
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