Associations to the word «Division»


DIVISION, noun. (uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.
DIVISION, noun. Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
DIVISION, noun. (arithmetic) (uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
DIVISION, noun. (arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.
DIVISION, noun. (military) A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
DIVISION, noun. A section of a large company.
DIVISION, noun. (taxonomy) 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
DIVISION, noun. A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
DIVISION, noun. (music) 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.
DIVISION, noun. (music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
DIVISION, noun. (legal) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.
DIVISION, noun. (computing) Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code
DIVISION, noun. (UK) (Eton College) A lesson; a class.
DIVISION LEVEL, noun. (music) A metric level faster than the beat level of a piece of music.
DIVISION LEVELS, noun. Plural of division level
DIVISION OF LABOUR, noun. (economics) The separation of work into different categories or tasks; each category or task being carried out by different groups of workers.
DIVISION RING, noun. (algebra) A ring with 0 ≠ 1, such that every non-zero element a has a multiplicative inverse, meaning an element x with ax = xa = 1.
DIVISION RINGS, noun. Plural of division ring
DIVISION SIGN, noun. (mathematics) Any symbol (in particular ÷ or / ) used to denote the operation of division.
DIVISION SIGNS, noun. Plural of division sign
DIVISION VIOL, noun. (musical instrument) A type of bass viol with the ability to be tuned in a very broad range, originating in the performance of divisions in 17th century English.
DIVISION VIOLIST, noun. Alternative spelling of division-violist
DIVISION VIOLISTS, noun. Plural of division violist
DIVISION VIOLS, noun. Plural of division viol

Dictionary definition

DIVISION, noun. An army unit large enough to sustain combat; "two infantry divisions were held in reserve".
DIVISION, noun. 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".
DIVISION, noun. The act or process of dividing.
DIVISION, noun. An administrative unit in government or business.
DIVISION, noun. Discord that splits a group.
DIVISION, noun. A league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA".
DIVISION, noun. (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.
DIVISION, noun. (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum.
DIVISION, noun. A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings.
DIVISION, noun. A group of ships of similar type.
DIVISION, noun. An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed.
DIVISION, noun. The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart.

Wise words

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