(1) The act or process of dividing
(2) The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
(3) An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
(4) One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
"The written part of the exam"
"The finance section of the company"
"The BBC's engineering division"
(5) Discord that splits a group
(6) An army unit large enough to sustain combat
"Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
(7) A group of ships of similar type
(8) A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings
(9) An administrative unit in government or business
(10) (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
(11) (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
(12) A league ranked by quality
"He played baseball in class D for two years"
"Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
From Latin divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, divided, from
- The act or process of dividing anything.
- Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
- (uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
- A calculation that involves this process.
- I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
- A military formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
- A section of a large company.
- A rank (Latin divisio) below kingdom and above class, particularly used of plants or fungi, also (particularly of animals) called a phylum; a taxon at that rank
- Magnolias belong to the division Magnoliophyta.
- A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
- A florid instrumental variation of a melody in the 17th and 18th centuries, originally conceived as the dividing of each of a succession of long notes into several short ones.
- A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
- A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.