- (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
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Related Words for divisionalprovincial, regional, sectarian, town, limited, neighborhood, district, parish, territorial, vernacular, sectional, narrow, restricted, bounded, confined, civic, geographical, insular, legendary, parochial
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Historical Examples of divisional
I have already told you that Belfort is his own master: his is a divisional.A Nest of Spies
The Divisional Generals are without hope, that is the text of his sermon.Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2
Foyle and Green left the house in charge of the divisional man.
When the divisional inspector had passed on, Foyle resumed his walk.
Then the divisional march in front of the reviewing stand started.The Delta of the Triple Elevens
William Elmer Bachman
- 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.