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Webster 1913 Edition


Division

Di-vi′sion

,
Noun.
[F.
division
, L.
divisio
, from
dividere
. See
Divide
.]
1.
The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.
I was overlooked in the
division
of the spoil.
Gibbon.
2.
That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.
3.
The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.
Communities and
divisions
of men.
Addison.
4.
Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.
There was a
division
among the people.
John vii. 43.
5.
Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.
Chaucer.
I will put a
division
between my people and thy people.
Ex. viii. 23.
6.
Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.
The motion passed without a
division
.
Macaulay.
7.
(Math.)
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.
8.
(Logic)
The separation of a genus into its constituent species.
9.
(Mil.)
(a)
Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.
(b)
Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.
(c)
One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.
10.
(Naut.)
One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.
11.
(Mus.)
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.
12.
(Rhet.)
The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.
13.
(Biol.)
A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.
Syn. – compartment; section; share; allotment; distribution; separation; partition; disjunction; disconnection; difference; variance; discord; disunion.

Webster 1828 Edition


Division

DIVISION

,
Noun.
S as z. [L. See Divide.]
1.
The act of dividing or separating into parts, any entire body.
2.
The state of being divided.
3.
That which divides or separates; that which keeps apart; partition.
4.
The part separated from the rest by a partition or line, real or imaginary; as the divisions of a field.
5.
A separate body of men; as, communities and divisions of men.
6.
A part or distinct portion; as the divisions of a discourse.
7.
A part of an army or militia; a body consisting of a certain number of brigades usually two, and commanded by a major general. But the term is often applied to other bodies or portions of an army, as to a brigade, a squadron or a platoon.
8.
A part of a fleet, or a select number of ships under a commander, and distinguished by a particular flag or pendant.
9.
Disunion; discord; variance; difference.
There was a division among the people. John 7.
10.
Space between the notes of music, or the dividing of the tones.
11.
Distinction.
I will put a division between my people and thy people. Exodus 8.
12.
The separation of voters in a legislative house.
13.
In arithmetic, the dividing of a number or quantity into any parts assigned; or the rule by which is found how many times one number is contained in another.

Definition 2022


Division

Division

See also: division and división

German

Noun

Division f (genitive Division, plural Divisionen)

  1. (arithmetics) division (arithmetic: process of dividing a number by another)
  2. (military) division (military formation)

division

division

See also: Division and división

English

Noun

division (countable and uncountable, plural divisions)

  1. (uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.
  2. Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
  3. (arithmetic, uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
  4. (arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.
    I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
  5. (military) A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
  6. A section of a large company.
  7. (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
    Magnolias belong to the division Magnoliophyta.
  8. A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
  9. (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.
  10. (music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
  11. (law) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.
  12. (computing) Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code
  13. (Britain, Eton College) A lesson; a class.

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French

Etymology

From Old French, a borrowing from Latin divisio, divisionem, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus (divided), from dīvidō (divide)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /di.vi.zjɔ̃/

Noun

division f (plural divisions)

  1. division (act or process of dividing)
  2. (arithmetic) division
  3. (military) division
  4. division (subsection)

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Swedish

Etymology

Borrowing from Latin divisio, divisionis, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus (divided), from dīvidō (divide)

Noun

division c

  1. division; act of dividing (e.g. numbers); large military unit; section of a company
  2. (sports) division, league; a organization of sports teams that habitually play against each other for a championship; the level on which a certain team plays, as compared to others

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Inflection of division 
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Nominative division divisionen divisioner divisionerna
Genitive divisions divisionens divisioners divisionernas