Definition of division
- (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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What is division?
Division is the act of dividing, or separating, a whole into pieces, as in Mom made a chart that shows the division of chores is fair.
A division is a piece of a whole, often with all divisions being equal in size.
A division is also something used as a dividing line or mark between areas, such as a line of chalk on the sidewalk.
Division can also be used figuratively to refer to a separation caused by a difference of opinion or disagreement, as in The division in our family was caused by a fight over whose macaroni and cheese was better.
In arithmetic, division is the process that involves determining how many times one number is contained in another. For example, if we wanted to know how many times 2 is contained in 8, we would use division to find out, dividing 8 into groups of 2.
Example: All questions related to funding and accounts should be sent to the accounting division.
Where does division come from?
The first records of the term division come from the 1300s. It ultimately comes from the Latin dīvidere, meaning “to divide.” Whether a division refers to a literal or figurative dividing, one part is separated from the whole.
In sports, play is divided up into divisions. In high school sports, a district is broken up into divisions based on how many students a school has, and that district is part of a larger division that is based on the geographic area. In college sports, divisions are created by geography, population, and funding. Finally, in professional sports, divisions are created by geography, both within countries and worldwide, depending on the sport.
In a business or organization, division can be used as a synonym for department. A division of an organization is a group of individuals who work together to accomplish a shared task for the organization, such as a sales division, which focuses on selling products.
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What are some other forms related to division?
- divisional (adjective)
- divisionally (adverb)
- hyperdivision (noun)
- interdivision (noun)
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How is division used in real life?
Division is a common word with many uses and senses.
i just found out that the division symbol (÷) is just a blank fraction with dots replacing the numerator and denominator. oh my god.
— abdul 🌌🔭 (@Advil) September 11, 2017
Dallas will host Philadelphia next week in an NFC East Championship game.
Winner takes the division.
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 22, 2013
Set-up crew dispatched to Austin, PR division arrived in NYC for 48hr media trip with @AlexanderRossi. Sun's beating down on Manhattan ☀️🗽
— Manor Racing (@ManorRacing) October 18, 2015
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How to use division in a sentence
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org)|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