- (in the army) a major administrative and tactical unit, larger than a regiment or brigade and smaller than a corps: it is usually commanded by a major general.
- (in the navy) a number of ships, usually four, forming a tactical group that is part of a fleet or squadron.
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The division is responsible for protecting the rights of voters.No Democrats Allowed: A Conservative Lawyer Holds Secret Voter Fraud Meetings With State Election Officials|by Mike Spies, Jake Pearson and Jessica Huseman|September 15, 2020|ProPublica
The division plans to co-found five to six companies over the next five years and invest $5 million to $8 million in each.She was one of the world’s few female bank CEOs. Now she’s founding a fintech venture group|Claire Zillman, reporter|September 15, 2020|Fortune
This “IoT Services” division is not being sold to Nvidia as part of the deal, and will remain owned by Softbank.Nvidia’s purchase of Arm creates an A.I. computing juggernaut|Jeremy Kahn|September 14, 2020|Fortune
Hemmerling is a former police officer and currently in charge of the criminal and community justice divisions.Those Ticketed for Seditious Language Say Their Only Crime Was Talking Back|Kate Nucci|September 9, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Los Angeles has all-world D-lineman Aaron Donald leading what was a top-10 EPA defense last year, which will help the Rams factor into this division battle despite the hell they’ve found themselves in financially.What To Watch For In An Abnormally Normal 2020 NFL Season|Neil Paine (email@example.com)|September 9, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Except the Braves did not win 14 straight pennants (they did win 14 straight division titles), and Smoltz is a also Republican.Conservative Curt Says His Politics, Not His Pitching, Kept Him Out of the Hall of Fame|Ben Jacobs|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
President Eisenhower sent the 101st Airborne Division to force Faubus to admit the students to Central High School.The ‘No Child’ Rewrite Threatens Your Kids’ Future|Jonah Edelman|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So here, for your Christmas Eve pleasure, are 20 of my favorites, 10 from the ecclesiastical division and 10 secular.
Excerpted by permission of Harper Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers.How Richard Pryor Beat Bill Cosby and Transformed America|David Yaffe, Scott Saul|December 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.
With each division, in addition to the divisional staff, there were officers detached from the headquarters staff.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
Given one more Division we might try: as things are, my troops won't cover the mileage.
In her he felt again, more distinctly than before, another person—division, conflict.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
A second main division of our schooling was mathematical instruction of a sort.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
The fillip given would have been far, far greater than that which the mere numbers (1,200 for the Division) would seem to imply.
British Dictionary definitions for division
- army a major formation, larger than a regiment or brigade but smaller than a corps, containing the necessary arms to sustain independent combat
- navy a group of ships of similar type or a tactical unit of naval aircraft
- air force an organization normally comprising two or more wings with required support units