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
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. 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
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
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.
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'division' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1138
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Rank popularity for the word 'division' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1414
Rank popularity for the word 'division' in Nouns Frequency: #393
The numerical value of division in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of division in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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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
- لشکر, تقسیم, بخشPersian
- osa, divisioona, jako, kaari, jakaminen, pääjakso, jakolaskuFinnish
- divyzje, ôfstimming, yndieling, dieling, klasse, ôfdielingWestern Frisian
- deighilt, urrannIrish
- אוגדה, חילוק, חלוקהHebrew
- bagian, divisi, pemekaranIndonesian
- deiling, skiptingIcelandic
- 除算, 割り算, 部, 分割Japanese
- កងពលធំ, សាខាKhmer
- 사단, 부서Korean
- whakawehenga, whare, mātuaMāori
- дивизија, делење, оддел, поделба, одделение, дел, поделеностMacedonian
- pembahagian, bahagian, divisiMalay
- afdeling, eenheid, gedeelte, delen, verdeling, divisie, deling, staartdeling, deel, deelbaarheid, scheidingDutch
- divisjonNorwegian Nynorsk
- dzielenie, podział, dywizjaPolish
- divisão, partePortuguese
- impartire, divizie, parte, diviziune, divizareRomanian
- секция, деление, отделение, дивизион, раздел, дивизия, отделRussian
- deljenje, divizijaSlovene
- farakano, ugaviSwahili
- విభాగము, భాగహారము, విభజనTelugu
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