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Definition of Division


  1. The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.
  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.
  4. Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.
  5. Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.
  6. Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.
  7. 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. The separation of a genus into its constituent species.
  9. Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.
  10. Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.
  11. One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.
  12. One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.
  13. 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.
  14. The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.
  15. A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.

Division Quotations

At the end of the day, we must go forward with hope and not backward by fear and division.
Jesse Jackson

Mankind is divided into rich and poor, into property owners and exploited; and to abstract oneself from this fundamental division; and from the antagonism between poor and rich means abstracting oneself from fundamental facts.
Joseph Stalin

Terrorism is a psychological warfare. Terrorists try to manipulate us and change our behavior by creating fear, uncertainty, and division in society.
Patrick J. Kennedy

There is more power in unity than division.
Emanuel Cleaver

Adam Smith pointed out that there were three things that make us more prosperous, in a general sort of way: freedom to pursue our own self-interest; specialization, which he called division of labor; and freedom of trade.
P. J. O'Rourke
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Division Translations

division in Dutch is divisie, legerafdeling
division in German is Abteilung {f}, Division
division in Italian is compartimento, divisione
division in Latin is discidium
division in Norwegian is deling, divisjon
division in Swedish is division, indelning, indelning, delat med
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