- (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.
Origin of division
SYNONYMS FOR division
Examples from the Web for division
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The cop was not named, but was identified as an African-American veteran of the division with no prior infractions.
If there is a division in the Democrat Party, he insists he is not on either side.Dan Malloy Is Progressives’ Dream Governor. So Why Isn’t He Winning?|David Freedlander|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Once he graduated in 2006, Simien took a job as a publicity assistant at Rogue, then a division of Focus Features.‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There were just over four thousand electors in the division, but only 530 of them recorded their votes.Lalage's Lovers|George A. Birmingham
They are easily raised in spring from seed, and the perennials may be increased by cuttings placed under glass, or by division.Gardening for the Million|Alfred Pink
Duryodhan's army consisted of his own division, as well as the divisions of ten allied kings.Maha-bharata|Anonymous
Love, in the exclusive form, has jealousy for its complement; and jealousy brings on strife and division.History of American Socialisms|John Humphrey Noyes
General Armistead was mortally wounded, and nearly all the other officers of the division were either killed or wounded.Battles of the Civil War|Thomas Elbert Vineyard
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