What does DIVISION mean?

Definitions for DIVISIONdɪˈvɪʒ ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word DIVISION.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. division(noun)

    an army unit large enough to sustain combat

    "two infantry divisions were held in reserve"

  2. 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"

  3. division(noun)

    the act or process of dividing

  4. division(noun)

    an administrative unit in government or business

  5. division, variance(noun)

    discord that splits a group

  6. class, division(noun)

    a league ranked by quality

    "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"

  7. division(noun)

    (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category

  8. division(noun)

    (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum

  9. division, air division(noun)

    a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings

  10. division, naval division(noun)

    a group of ships of similar type

  11. division(noun)

    an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed

  12. 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


  1. division(Noun)

    The act or process of dividing anything.

  2. division(Noun)

    Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.

  3. division(Noun)

    The process of dividing a number by another.

  4. division(Noun)

    A calculation that involves this process.

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

  5. division(Noun)

    A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.

  6. division(Noun)

    A section of a large company.

  7. division(Noun)

    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.

  8. division(Noun)

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

  9. division(Noun)

    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.

  10. division(Noun)

    A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.

  11. division(Noun)

    A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.

  12. division(Noun)

    Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code

  13. Origin: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

Webster Dictionary

  1. Division(noun)

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

  2. Division(noun)

    that which divides or keeps apart; a partition

  3. Division(noun)

    the portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section

  4. Division(noun)

    disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation

  5. Division(noun)

    difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast

  6. Division(noun)

    separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote

  7. Division(noun)

    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

  8. Division(noun)

    the separation of a genus into its constituent species

  9. Division(noun)

    two or more brigades under the command of a general officer

  10. Division(noun)

    two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion

  11. Division(noun)

    one of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs

  12. Division(noun)

    one of the groups into which a fleet is divided

  13. Division(noun)

    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

  14. Division(noun)

    the distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished

  15. Division(noun)

    a grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom


  1. Division

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Division

    di-vizh′un, n. act of dividing: state of being divided: that which divides: a partition: a barrier: the portion divided or separated: part of an army or military force: separation: difference in opinion, &c.: disunion: (arith.) the rule or process of finding how many times one number is contained in another.—n. Divisibil′ity.—adj. Divis′ible, capable of being divided or separated.—adv. Divis′ibly.—adjs. Divi′sional, Divi′sionary, pertaining to or marking a division or separation; Divīs′ive, forming division or separation: creating discord.—ns. Divīs′iveness; Divis′or (arith.), the number which divides the dividend.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. division

    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

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIVISION' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1138

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIVISION' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1414

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'DIVISION' in Nouns Frequency: #393


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIVISION in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of DIVISION in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. State John Kerry:

    There is no division, there is no split.

  2. Jamal Rifi:

    They will use any excuse to create division.

  3. Timothy Dolan:

    We worry about a city tempted to tension and division.

  4. Steny Hoyer:

    It's not our responsibility to try to solve their division.

  5. Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo:

    We see it as an investment that will lead to a division of Europe.

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Translations for DIVISION

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • deel, afdeling, gedeelte, skeiding, divisie, verdelingAfrikaans
  • раздел, подразделение, част, деление, делене, дивизия, разделянеBulgarian
  • dělení, oddělení, díl, divizeCzech
  • Division, Teil, Teilung, AbteilungGerman
  • διχασμός, διαίρεση, μεραρχία, διχόνοια, διεύθυνσηGreek
  • dividado, divido, divizioEsperanto
  • divisiónSpanish
  • لشکر, تقسیم, بخشPersian
  • osa, divisioona, jako, kaari, jakaminen, pääjakso, jakolaskuFinnish
  • divisionFrench
  • divyzje, ôfstimming, yndieling, dieling, klasse, ôfdielingWestern Frisian
  • deighilt, urrannIrish
  • אוגדה, חילוק, חלוקהHebrew
  • bagian, divisi, pemekaranIndonesian
  • deiling, skiptingIcelandic
  • divisioneItalian
  • 除算, 割り算, 部, 分割Japanese
  • កងពលធំ, សាខាKhmer
  • 사단, 부서Korean
  • whakawehenga, whare, mātuaMāori
  • дивизија, делење, оддел, поделба, одделение, дел, поделеностMacedonian
  • വിഭാഗംMalayalam
  • pembahagian, bahagian, divisiMalay
  • divisjonNorwegian
  • afdeling, eenheid, gedeelte, delen, verdeling, divisie, deling, staartdeling, deel, deelbaarheid, scheidingDutch
  • divisjonNorwegian Nynorsk
  • dzielenie, podział, dywizjaPolish
  • divisão, partePortuguese
  • t'aqaQuechua
  • impartire, divizie, parte, diviziune, divizareRomanian
  • секция, деление, отделение, дивизион, раздел, дивизия, отделRussian
  • deljenje, divizijaSlovene
  • ndarjeAlbanian
  • divisionSwedish
  • farakano, ugaviSwahili
  • విభాగము, భాగహారము, విభజనTelugu
  • تقسیمUrdu

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