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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

The world is a complicated place, and there's a lot of division between people. The performing arts tend to unify people in a way nothing else does.
David Rubenstein

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

There is so much division in this world. So what is really the path of healing? It can begin in this moment, by embracing the life that's here.
Tara Brach

There are forces all around you who wish to exploit division, rob you of your freedom, and tell you what to think. But young folks can rekindle the weary spirit of a slumbering nation.
Wynton Marsalis

Religion forbids us from assuming a God-like character. This is especially true in politics and government, where limiting the power of the state, division of powers, and the doctrine of checks and balances are established in order to prevent accumulation of power that might lead to such Godly claims.
Abdolkarim Soroush
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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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