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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)

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.

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,"