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Definition of 'division'


  1. an army unit large enough to sustain combat; "two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  2. 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"
       Synonyms: part section
  3. the act or process of dividing
  4. an administrative unit in government or business
  5. an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
  6. discord that splits a group
       Synonyms: variance
  7. a league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
       Synonyms: class
  8. (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
  9. (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
  10. a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings
       Synonyms: air division
  11. a group of ships of similar type
       Synonyms: naval division
  12. the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
       Synonyms: partition partitioning segmentation sectionalization sectionalisation

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