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Synonyms and Antonyms of division

  1. 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> Synonyms divider, partition, separation, separator Related Words barrier, fence, wall; border, boundary, limit

  2. 2 a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization <the complaints division handled all of the calls from the angry townsfolk> Synonyms agency, arm, branch, bureau, department, desk, office, service Related Words subdepartment, subdivision

  3. 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> Synonyms bracket, category, classification, class, family, genus, grade, group, kind, league, order, rank(s), rubric, set, species, tier, typeRelated Words description, feather, ilk, kidney, like, manner, nature, sort; branch, section, speciality, specialty, subclass, subdivision, subgroup, subspecies, variety; breed, race; generation; heading, label, title

  4. 4 the act or process of a whole separating into two or more parts or pieces <the assembly line was a major development in the division of labor among workers> Synonyms bifurcation, breakup, cleavage, dissolution, disunion, separation, fractionalization, fractionation, partition, schism, scission, split, sunderingRelated Words breach, rupture; divorce, severance; decomposition, disassembly, dismemberment, segmentation, subdivision; atomization, dichotomization, polarization; diffusion, dispersal, dispersion, scattering; administration, apportionment, distribution; isolation, seclusion, segregation, sequestrationNear Antonyms assemblage, association; attachment, conjunction, connection, link, linkage, linkup; aggregation, combination, consolidation, fusionAntonyms unification, union

  5. 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> Synonyms admeasurement, allocation, allotment, apportionment, disbursement, dispensation, distribution, issuanceRelated Words reallocation, reapportionment, redistribution, redivision, repartition; distribution, partition, separation

  6. 6 a lack of agreement or harmony <that church has been racked by division for some time now, and a split into two denominations seems unavoidable> Synonyms conflict, disaccord, discordance, discordancy, disharmony, dissension (also dissention), dissent, dissidence, dissonance, disunion, disunity, discord, friction, infighting, inharmony, schism, strife, variance, war, warfareRelated Words clash, collision, competition, contention; altercation, argument, bicker, brawl, debate, disagreement, dispute, divide, fissure; falling-out, fight, hassle, jar, miff, mix-up, quarrel, row, run-in, scrap, spat, squabble, tiff, wrangle; incompatibility, incongruence, incongruity, incongruousness, inconsistence, inconsistency, inconsonance, inharmoniousness; animosity, antagonism, antipathy, cold war, enmity, hostility, ill will, rancorNear Antonyms concurrence, cooperationAntonyms accord, agreement, concord, concordance, harmony, peace

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