- (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.
- division algebra,
- division algorithm,
- division of labor,
- division of labour,
- division ring
Origin of division
Examples from the Web for divisional
To-morrow we go into Divisional Reserve for about a week or a little more.Letters from France|Isaac Alexander Mack
The country where the Divisional wing was stationed was very charming.The Great War As I Saw It|Frederick George Scott
The latter sent the document to Divisional Headquarters; the scheme was approved.The Revellers|Louis Tracy
There the wires from all the divisional fronts ran together, and the apparatus were in constant use.A German deserter's war experience|Anonymous
We obtained guides for this party from the 50th Divisional Signals, who gave us every assistance in their power.Q.6.a and Other places|Francis Buckley
- armya major formation, larger than a regiment or brigade but smaller than a corps, containing the necessary arms to sustain independent combat
- navya group of ships of similar type or a tactical unit of naval aircraft
- air forcean organization normally comprising two or more wings with required support units
Word Origin for division
late 14c., from Old French division, from Latin divisionem (nominative divisio), from divid-, stem of dividere (see divide). Military sense is first recorded 1590s. Mathematical sense is from early 15c. The mathematical division sign supposedly was invented by British mathematician John Pell (1611-1685) who taught at Cambridge and Amsterdam.