[ dih-vizh-uhn ]
/ dɪˈvɪʒ ən /
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Origin of division

1325–75; Middle English divisioun, devisioun (<Anglo-French ) <Latin dīvīsiōn- (stem of dīvīsiō), equivalent to dīvīs(us) (see divisible) + -iōn--ion
1. Division, partition suggest dividing into parts. Division usually means marking off or separating a whole into parts. Partition often adds the idea of allotting or assigning parts following division: partition of an estate, of a country.
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British Dictionary definitions for division

/ (dɪˈvɪʒən) /


divisional or divisionary, adjectivedivisionally, adverb
C14: from Latin dīvīsiō, from dīvidere to divide
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Medical definitions for division

[ dĭ-vĭzhən ]


The act or process of dividing.
Cell division.
The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication.
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Scientific definitions for division

[ dĭ-vĭzhən ]

The act, process, or operation of finding out how many times one number or quantity is contained in another.
A taxonomic classification within the plant kingdom that ranks immediately above a class and corresponds to a phylum in other kingdoms. See Table at taxonomy.
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