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Division meaning

division - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. ( botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
  2. 2. The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.
  3. 3. That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.
  4. 4. The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.
  5. 5. Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.
  6. 6. Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.
  7. 7. Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.
  8. 8. The process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the reverse of multiplication; also, the rule by which the operation is performed.
  9. 9. The separation of a genus into its constituent species.
  10. 10. Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.
  11. 11. Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.
  12. 12. One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.
  13. 13. One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.
  14. 14. A course of notes so running into each other as to form one series or chain, to be sung in one breath to one syllable.
  15. 15. The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.
  16. 16. A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.
  17. 17. Act of dividing; state of being divided; partition; separate part; difference; dissension.

division - examples of usage

  1. It does not fit into any political or legal limit; it is neither a county, half a county, a hundred, or police division. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. Division across the middle of the body. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  3. All the special senses belong to this division. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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