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Meaning & Definition of Division in English

English

Division

/dɪvɪʒən/

noun

1. An army unit large enough to sustain combat

  • "Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
    synonym:
  • division

2. 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"
    synonym:
  • part
  • ,
  • section
  • ,
  • division

3. The act or process of dividing

    synonym:
  • division

4. An administrative unit in government or business

    synonym:
  • division

5. Discord that splits a group

    synonym:
  • division
  • ,
  • variance

6. A league ranked by quality

  • "He played baseball in class d for two years"
  • "Princeton is in the ncaa division 1-aa"
    synonym:
  • class
  • ,
  • division

7. (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category

    synonym:
  • division

8. (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum

    synonym:
  • division

9. A unit of the united states air force usually comprising two or more wings

    synonym:
  • division
  • ,
  • air division

10. A group of ships of similar type

    synonym:
  • division
  • ,
  • naval division

11. An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication

  • The quotient of two numbers is computed
    synonym:
  • division

12. The act of dividing or partitioning

  • Separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
    synonym:
  • division
  • ,
  • partition
  • ,
  • partitioning
  • ,
  • segmentation
  • ,
  • sectionalization
  • ,
  • sectionalisation

Examples of using

Internal division within the Labor Party was one of the factors which led to its defeat at the recent election.
The children haven't studied division yet.
What division of the company do you work in?