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division

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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.
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2 a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization
  • She was transferred to another division in the company.
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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
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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.
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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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part, portion, piece, member, division, section, segment, fragment mean something less than the whole. part is a general term appropriate when indefiniteness is required.
    • they ran only part of the way
portion implies an assigned or allotted part.
    • cut the pie into six portions
piece applies to a separate or detached part of a whole.
    • a puzzle with 500 pieces
member suggests one of the functional units composing a body.
    • a structural member
division applies to a large or diversified part.
    • the manufacturing division of the company
section applies to a relatively small or uniform part.
    • the entertainment section of the newspaper
segment applies to a part separated or marked out by or as if by natural lines of cleavage.
    • the retired segment of the population
fragment applies to a part produced by or as if by breaking off.
    • only a fragment of the play still exists


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