What is the meaning of division?


  • An army unit large enough to sustain combat.
    • usage: "two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  • One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole.
    • usage: "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
  • The act or process of dividing.
  • An administrative unit in government or business.
  • Discord that splits a group.
  • A league ranked by quality.
    • usage: "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
  • Biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category. (
  • Botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum. (
  • A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings.
  • A group of ships of similar type.
  • An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed.
  • The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart.
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