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dɪˈvɪʒ əndi·vi·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. divisionnoun

    an army unit large enough to sustain combat

    "two infantry divisions were held in reserve"

  2. part, section, divisionnoun

    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. divisionnoun

    the act or process of dividing

  4. divisionnoun

    an administrative unit in government or business

  5. division, variancenoun

    discord that splits a group

  6. class, divisionnoun

    a league ranked by quality

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

  7. divisionnoun

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

  8. divisionnoun

    (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum

  9. division, air divisionnoun

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

  10. division, naval divisionnoun

    a group of ships of similar type

  11. divisionnoun

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

  12. division, partition, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisationnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. divisionnoun

    The act or process of dividing anything.

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  2. divisionnoun

    Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  3. divisionnoun

    The process of dividing a number by another.

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  4. divisionnoun

    A calculation that involves this process.

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

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  5. divisionnoun

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

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  6. divisionnoun

    A section of a large company.

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  7. divisionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  8. divisionnoun

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

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  9. divisionnoun

    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.

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  10. divisionnoun

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

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  11. divisionnoun

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

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

  12. divisionnoun

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

    Etymology: From divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, from divido

Webster Dictionary

  1. Divisionnoun

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

  2. Divisionnoun

    that which divides or keeps apart; a partition

  3. Divisionnoun

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

  4. Divisionnoun

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

  5. Divisionnoun

    difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast

  6. Divisionnoun

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

  7. Divisionnoun

    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. Divisionnoun

    the separation of a genus into its constituent species

  9. Divisionnoun

    two or more brigades under the command of a general officer

  10. Divisionnoun

    two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion

  11. Divisionnoun

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

  12. Divisionnoun

    one of the groups into which a fleet is divided

  13. Divisionnoun

    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. Divisionnoun

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

  15. Divisionnoun

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

Freebase

  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

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. division

    A select number of ships in a fleet or squadron of men-of-war, distinguished by a particular flag, pendant, or vane. A squadron may be ranged into two or three divisions, the commanding officer of which is always stationed in the centre. In a fleet the admiral divides it into three squadrons, each of which is commanded by an admiral, and is again divided into divisions; each squadron had its proper colours (now distinguishing mark) according to the rank of the admiral who commanded it, and each division its proper mast. The private ships carried pendants of the same colour with their respective squadrons at the masts of their particular divisions, so that the ships in the last division of the blue squadron carried a blue pendant at their main topgallant-mast head, the vane at the mizen. All these are superseded by the abolition of the Red and Blue. The St. George's white ensign flag and pendant alone are used.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. division

    In military matters, is one section of an army, comprising 2 or more brigades, commanded by a general officer. In regimental formation, 2 companies of a regiment or battalion constitute a division, when in column.

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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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of division in a Sentence

  1. William LeoGrande:

    It's a division of responsibilities rather than a division of authority.

  2. Jordan Taylor:

    Kamui Kobayashi, once a Formula 1 driver and member of Taylors winning team last year, was spectacular and the Japanese driver closed the final three hours to beat No. 77 Mazda Team Joest by more than a minute. The Cadillac was the only car on the lead lap for long stretches of the race. Jordan Taylor, who finished fourth in the Le Mans class, couldnt even remember the last time a Wayne Taylor Racing car won a race without a Taylor in the cockpit. Jordan Taylor first guessed 2004, then amended Jordan Taylor answer to 2008. I think since 2013 we went only one year without finishing on the podium, its an incredible team, an incredible victory, a lot of good guys on the team who are like family. Jordan Taylor stoically watched from the Team Penske pits. I couldnt show too much excitement in our pits, Jordan Taylor said. But very happy for my dad and the whole team. They really deserved it, they were dominant. The race had a record 833 laps, breaking the mark of 808 set two seasons ago. Jordan Taylor now has two wins as a driver one when Jordan Taylor drove for Wayne Taylor Racing and four as a team owner. DragonSpeed USA won the Le Mans Prototype 2 class. BMW Team RLL won the Le Mans class for the second consecutive year. Paul Miller Racing won the GT Daytona Beach class, the slowest but stacked division that had 18 entries including the Aim Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 with Kyle Busch. Kyle Busch was really good in Kyle Busch first endurance race, but the team had its share of struggles with attrition and was never a contender. Still, Kyle Busch said hed be interested in a return to sports car racing, especially if Toyota or Lexus moves up to the prototype class, because hed like a shot at racing for the overall win. Hopefully there is some things that Toyotas got up their sleeve as to what kind of class they want to participate in and what kind of cars they want to run over here in the next few years, Kyle Busch said. I would certainly be, Scott Dixon know, all hands on deck to put my hands up to get ready to go for a DP overall win. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP New regulations reached for 2022 earlier this weekend would make IMSAs prototype class eligible for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, another race Busch could potentially elbow into in the future. Toyota Racing Development President David Wilson said the manufacturer has no current plans to move up in class with Lexus or enter prototypes with Toyota. We are very happy racing in the GTD Series and we intend to continue as we still have races and championships to win, Development President David Wilson said. We would not rule it out in the future, but at the present time we have no plans to participate. Kyle Busch was highly praised by Kyle Busch teammates, as well as team co-owner Jimmy Vasser, who said not one person in the organization had an issue with the temperamental driver. Kyle Busch impressed. I am not sure why we should be impressed. Hes a NASCAR champion. Hes won more NASCAR races in the modern day than anybody, but it takes a lot of confidence and guts to jump into a discipline that hed never really done before and he did it with ease.

  3. Todd Blanche:

    As we have said from the time the district attorney announced charges against Mr. Manafort, this is a case that should never have been brought because the dismissed indictment is a clear violation of New York law, as the trial court held, and the Appellate Division affirmed, the people's arguments' all far short' of triggering an exception to double jeopardy that would justify this prosecution.

  4. Sigmar Gabriel:

    Many people in Germany and Europe are mourning this courageous, upright and great Social Democrat, the architect of German unity, a politician who worked for peace, and a European, the Ostpolitik of Willy Brandt and Egon Bahr was a crucial condition for overcoming the division of Germany and Europe.

  5. John Ruskin:

    This is the true nature of home -- it is the place of Peace; the shelter, not only from injury, but from all terror, doubt and division.

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  • 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
  • divisionLatin
  • 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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