division

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di·vi·sion

noun \də-ˈvi-zhən\

: the act or process of dividing something into parts : the way that something is divided

: something that physically divides or separates something else

mathematics : the process of finding out how many times one number is contained in another

Full Definition of DIVISION

1
a :  the act or process of dividing :  the state of being divided
b :  the act, process, or an instance of distributing among a number :  distribution
c obsolete :  a method of arranging or disposing (as troops)
2
:  one of the parts or groupings into which a whole is divided or is divisible
3
:  the condition or an instance of being divided in opinion or interest :  disagreement, disunity <exploited the divisions between the two countries>
4
a :  something that divides, separates, or marks off
b :  the act, process, or an instance of separating or keeping apart :  separation
5
:  the mathematical operation of dividing something
6
a :  a self-contained major military unit capable of independent action
b :  a tactical military unit composed of headquarters and usually three to five brigades
c (1) :  the basic naval administrative unit
(2) :  a tactical subdivision of a squadron of ships
d :  a unit of the United States Air Force higher than a wing and lower than an air force
7
a :  a portion of a territorial unit marked off for a particular purpose (as administrative or judicial functions)
b :  an administrative or operating unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization
8
:  the physical separation into different lobbies of the members of a parliamentary body voting for and against a question
9
:  plant propagation by dividing parts and planting segments capable of producing roots and shoots
10
:  a group of organisms forming part of a larger group; specifically :  a primary category of the plant kingdom in biological taxonomy that is typically equivalent to a phylum
11
:  a competitive class or category (as in boxing or wrestling)
di·vi·sion·al \-ˈvizh-nəl, -ˈvi-zhə-nəl\ adjective

Examples of DIVISION

  1. the process of cell division
  2. a division of profits into equal shares
  3. After learning multiplication, the students were taught division.

Origin of DIVISION

Middle English, from Anglo-French devision, from Latin division-, divisio, from dividere to divide
First Known Use: 14th century

di·vi·sion

noun \də-ˈvizh-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of DIVISION

1
: the act or process of dividing : the state of being divided—see cell division
2
: a group of organisms forming part of a larger group; specifically : a primary category of the plant kingdom
di·vi·sion·al \-ˈvizh-nəl, -ˈvizh-ən-əl\ adjective

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