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Noun: division  di'vi-zhun
  1. An army unit large enough to sustain combat
    "two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  2. One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    "the BBC's engineering division";
    - part, section
  3. The act or process of dividing
  4. An administrative unit in government or business
  5. Discord that splits a group
    - variance
  6. A league ranked by quality
    "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA";
    - class
  7. (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
  8. (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
  9. A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings
    - air division
  10. A group of ships of similar type
    - naval division
  11. An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
  12. The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
    - partition, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation [Brit]

Derived forms: divisions

Type of: administrative body, administrative unit, air unit, arithmetic operation, army unit, biological group, concept, conception, conference, construct, discord, dissension, league, naval unit, phylum, separation

Part of: army corps, authorities, business, business concern, business organisation [Brit], business organization, concern, corps, government, regime, whole

Encyclopedia: Division