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Definition of "division" []

  • The act or process of dividing. (noun)
  • The state of having been divided. (noun)
  • Mathematics The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication. (noun)
  • The proportional distribution of a quantity or entity. (noun)
  • Something, such as a boundary or partition, that serves to divide or keep separate. (noun)
  • The act of dividing or state of being divided (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • The act of sharing out; distribution (noun)
  • Something that divides or keeps apart, such as a boundary (noun)
  • One of the parts, groups, etc, into which something is divided (noun)
  • A part of a government, business, country, etc, that has been made into a unit for administrative, political, or other reasons (noun)
  • A formal vote in Parliament or a similar legislative body (noun)
  • A difference of opinion, esp one that causes separation (noun)
  • (in sports) a section, category, or class organized according to age, weight, skill, etc (noun)
  • A mathematical operation, the inverse of multiplication, in which the quotient of two numbers or quantities is calculated. Usually written: a ÷ b, ab, a/b (noun)
  • A major formation, larger than a regiment or brigade but smaller than a corps, containing the necessary arms to sustain independent combat (noun)
  • A group of ships of similar type or a tactical unit of naval aircraft (noun)
  • An organization normally comprising two or more wings with required support units (noun)
  • The assembly of all crew members for the captain's inspection (noun)
  • (in traditional classification systems) a major category of the plant kingdom that contains one or more related classes (noun)
  • Any type of propagation in plants in which a new plant grows from a separated part of the original (noun)
  • The fallacy of inferring that the properties of the whole are also true of the parts, as Britain is in debt, so John Smith is in debt (noun)
  • (esp in 17th-century English music) the art of breaking up a melody into quick phrases, esp over a ground bass (noun)

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Use "division" in a sentence
  • "_corps d'armée_ staff, the _Head-Quarters of_ [1st or 2d, &c.] _corps d'armée_; that of a division, the _Head-Quarters of_ [1st or 2d, &c.] _division_, [1st or 2d, &c.] _corps d'armée_."
  • "More on blissful ignorance: Finley complains that I use the term division of labor as a "euphemism" for social stratification."
  • "The title division of the Indiana Department of Insurance didn't exist until 2006,"