division


division

noun

Definition of DIVISION

1
something that divides, separates, or marks off <we poked our heads over the division between the yards to see what the fuss was about>
Related Words barrier, fence, wall; border, boundary, limit
2
a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization <the complaints division handled all of the calls from the angry townsfolk>
Related Words subdepartment, subdivision
3
one of the units into which a whole is divided on the basis of a common characteristic <one of the major divisions of birds>
5
the act or process of giving out something to each member of a group <the person in charge of the division of the profits among the business partners>

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