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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