# division

[ dih-vizh-uhn ]

/ dɪˈvɪʒ ən /

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### noun

## Nearby words

- divinylbenzene,
- divinópolis,
- divisi,
- divisibility,
- divisible,
- division algebra,
- division algorithm,
- division of labor,
- division of labour,
- division ring

## Origin of division

SYNONYMS FOR division

1. separation, apportionment, allotment, distribution. 4. boundary, demarcation. 5. compartment, segment. 6. breach, rift, disunion, rupture, estrangement, alienation.

## Synonym study

1. Division, partition suggest dividing into parts. Division usually means marking off or separating a whole into parts. Partition often adds the idea of allotting or assigning parts following division: partition of an estate, of a country.

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## Examples from the Web for divisionary

The divisionary bureaux were opened, and in forty-eight hours the collection and distribution of letters for Paris reorganised.

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## division

/ (dɪˈvɪʒən) /

### noun

## Word Origin for division

C14: from Latin dīvīsiō, from dīvidere to divide

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## 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.

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## division

[ dĭ-vĭzh′ən ]

### n.

The act or process of dividing.

Cell division.

The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication.

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## division

[ dĭ-vĭzh′ən ]

The act, process, or operation of finding out how many times one number or quantity is contained in another.

A taxonomic classification within the plant kingdom that ranks immediately above a class and corresponds to a phylum in other kingdoms. See Table at taxonomy.

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