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Definition of the noun division

What does division mean as a name of something?

Division is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: divisions

  1. an army unit large enough to sustain combat
  2. one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    • example: the BBC's engineering division
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • synonyms of division: part / section
    • more generic words: concept / conception / construct = an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    • more specific terms:
      • frame = one of the ten divisions into which bowling is divided
      • beginning = the first part or section of something
      • middle = an intermediate part or section
      • end = a final part or section
      • high point = the most enjoyable part of a given experience
      • constituent / ingredient / component / element / factor = an abstract part of something
      • chukker / chukka = one of six divisions into which a polo match is divided
      • inning / frame = one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
      • game = a division of play during which one player serves
      • round / bout / turn = a division during which one team is on the offensive
      • first period = the first division into which the play of a game is divided
      • second period = the second division into which the play of a game is divided
      • final period = the final division into which the play of a game is divided
      • half = one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
      • period = one of three divisions into which play is divided in hockey games
      • quarter = one of four divisions into which some games are divided
      • over = the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
    • part of: whole = all of something including all its component elements or parts
  3. the act or process of dividing
  4. an administrative unit in government or business
  5. discord that splits a group
  6. a league ranked by quality
    • example: Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of division: class
    • more generic words: conference / league = an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members
  7. (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
  8. (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
  9. a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of division: air division
    • more generic term: air unit = a military unit that is part of the airforce
    • part: wing = a unit of military aircraft
  10. a group of ships of similar type
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • synonym of division: naval division
    • more generic term: naval unit = a military unit that is part of a navy
  11. an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • more generic term: arithmetic operation = a mathematical operation involving numbers
    • more specific terms:
      • long division = the operation of division in which the sequence of steps are indicated in detail
      • short division = the operation of division in which the sequence of steps is performed without writing them out
  12. the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart

Specialised definition of the noun division

Glossary of sports

a group of teams of roughly similar standard in a sports league (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / American football

in the NFL, sub-groups within conferences, such as the Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Divisions; also, a grouping of teams in college football, where Division I contains the most competitive teams and Division III the least


Division was a station on the Chicago Transit Authority's North Side Main Line, which is now part of the Brown Line. The station was located at 322 W. Division Street in the Near North Side neighborhood of Chicago. Division was situated south of Schiller and north of Oak, both of which closed at the same time as Division. Division opened on May 31, 1900, and closed on August 1, 1949, along with 22 other stations as part of a CTA service revision.


Division is a American heavy metal band from Northern Virginia.


Division is a record label.


  1. "Division" is the sixth studio album by Japanese visual kei rock band The Gazette, released on August 29, 2012 in Japan by Sony Music Records. It is a double album, the first disk containing alternative metal and nu metal songs and the second disk containing industrial metal songs in the limited edition, including 14 songs, the first CD has mostly Japanese titled tracks, while the second CD has only English titled tracks, and a DVD with the promotional videos "Ibitsu" and "Derangement" each disc has their own name. The regular edition includes 12 songs. Is the first release that does not include promotional singles since their sixth EP Gama.
  2. "Division" is 10 Years's fourth studio album and second major label release which was released May 13, 2008. The first single was "Beautiful". It has so far sold over 250,000 copies in the US.
  3. "Division" is a musical album of The Grey Wolves.
    • released in (12 years ago)
  4. "Division" is a musical album of Forté.
    • released on (19 years ago)
  5. "Division" is a cataloged instance, composition.
  6. "Division" is a musical single of Ephixa.
    • released on
  7. "Division" a.k.a. "División" is a musical album of División Minúscula.
    • released on
  8. "Division" is a musical single of CodeRebirth.
    • released on
  9. "Division" a.k.a. "Division!" is a musical album of Digital Poodle.
    • released in (21 years ago)
  10. "Division" is a musical album of Tea for Julie.


"Division" is a book by Stephen Covey.

  • also known as "Division (54 Large sturdy cards)"
  • genres: Children's literature, Mathematics
  • subject: Arithmetic


"Division" is a 2012 short documentary film written and directed by Johan Rijpma.


  1. Division: A division of a business or business division is one of the parts into which a business, organization or company is divided. The divisions are distinct parts of that business. If these divisions are all part of the same company, then that company is legally responsible for all of the obligations and debts of the divisions. However in a large organization, various parts of the business may be run by different subsidiaries, and a business division may include one or many subsidiaries. Each subsidiary is a separate legal entity owned by the primary business or by another subsidiary in the hierarchy. Often a division operates under a separate name and is the equivalent of a corporation or limited liability company obtaining a fictitious name or "doing business as" certificate and operating a business under that fictitious name. Companies often set up business units to operate in divisions prior to the legal formation of subsidiaries.
    • also known as زیرمجموعه
  2. Division: In biology, a division is the equivalent of a phylum in a kingdom.
  3. Division: In sports, a division is a group of teams who compete against each other for a championship.
  4. Division is a taxonomic rank in biological classification.
  5. Division a.k.a. Division algorithm: A division algorithm is an algorithm which, given two integers N and D, computes their quotient and/or remainder, the result of division. Some are applied by hand, while others are employed by digital circuit designs and software.
  6. Division, in horticulture and gardening, is a method of asexual plant propagation, where the plant is broken up into two or more parts. Both the root and crown of each part is kept intact. The technique is of ancient origin, and has long been used to propagate bulbs such as garlic and saffron. Division is mainly practiced by gardeners and very small nurseries, as most commercial plant propagation is now done through plant tissue culture.
  7. Division: In music, division refers to a type of ornamentation or variation common in 16th and 17th century music in which each note of a melodic line is "divided" into several shorter, faster-moving notes, often by a rhythmic repetition of a simple musical device such as the trill, turn or cambiata on each note in turn, or by the introduction of nonchord tones or arpeggio figures.
  8. Division: A division is a type of administrative division of some Asian and African countries, as well as a sub-division of entities in England. Some have been dissolved or been renamed.
    • also known as 专区
  9. Division a.k.a. Division of the assembly: In parliamentary procedure, a division of the assembly is a voting method in which the members of the assembly take a rising vote or go to different parts of the chamber, literally dividing into groups indicating a vote in favour of or in opposition to a motion on the floor. In several assemblies, a division bell is rung when a division of the assembly is happening, in order to alert members that they are asked to take part. A division of the assembly is often undertaken upon a motion.
  10. Division: A naval division is a subdivision of a squadron or flotilla.
    • also known as 海军总队
  11. Division: Grouping within a the conferences, which is preceded by the conference.

Phrases with Division

Phrases starting with the word Division:

  1. Division ring
  2. division sign
  3. Division Alpha
  4. Division Level
  5. division eumycota

Phrases ending with the word Division:

  1. air division
  2. cell division
  3. Data Division
  4. form division
  5. long division
  6. word division
  7. cross-division
  8. naval division
  9. sales division
  10. short division
  11. Square division
  12. Sylhet Division
  13. Asexual Division
  14. benthic division
  15. cellular division

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Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Division

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Google previewJones's English system of Book-keeping, by single or double entry, etc (1860)

The second division is a narrow column, for the insertion of the figures which denote the folios where the respective accounts are to be found in the Ledger. The third division is a broad space for the name and address of the party of whom ...

Google previewThe Student's Reference Work (1902)

A Cyclopaedia for Teachers, Students, and Families by Chandler Belden Beach

Division is a special form of subtraction, and may be defined as the process of making several subtractions of the...

Google previewChristian Work (1894)

Illustrated Family Newspaper

The third division is the mountain region between the Jordan Valley and the western plain which lies along the Mediterranean Sea.

Google previewA Complete Arithmetic (1876)

by Malcolm MacVicar

Division is the process of finding how many times one number is contained in another. 145. The Dividend is the number divided. 146. The Divisor is the number by which the dividend is divided. 147. The Quotient is the result obtained by ...

Google previewThe Commentary of St. Thomas Aquinas on Aristotle's Treatise on the soul (1949)

by Aquinas Saint Thomas

division is that act is spoken of in two ways; in one way as science is an act, in another way as considering is an act. The difference of these acts can be examined from the potencies. For some' one is called a grammarian in potency ...

Google previewScience in Flux (2012)

by Joseph Agassi

The first division is that between the sensationalists who think that informative theoretical knowledge is possible – the inductivists – and the sensationalists who think that informative theoretical knowledge is not possible – the conventionalists.

Google previewProkaryotic Structure and Function (1992)

A New Perspective : Forty-seventh Symposium of the Society for General Microbiology Held at the University of Edinburgh, April 1991 by Society for General Microbiology. Symposium

and JOE LUT KENHAUS Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics and Immunology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 66103, USA INTRODUCTION Cell division is an essential process in any cellular organism.

Google previewLeveled Texts: Understanding Division (2014)

by Lori Barker

Basic Facts Division is the inverse operation of multiplication. It allows us to take a larger group and...

Division is a mathematical operation that finds the quotient When dividing the divisor into the dividend. The divisor is the number you are ...

Google previewRapid Math Without a Calculator (2006)

by A. Fredrick Collins

Division is the operation of finding one of two numbers called the factors, that is, the divisor and the quotient, when the whole number, or dividend as it is called, and the factor called the divisor are known. Defined in more simple terms, division ...

Google previewThe Normal Higher Arithmetic (1877)

Designed for Common Schools, High Schools, Normal Schools, Academies, Etc by Edward Brooks

Division is the process of finding the quotient of two numbers. 116. The Quotient of two numbers is a...

Google previewIconographic Encyclopaedia of Science, Literature, and Art (1860)

by J. G. Heck

Division 2. Porophyllece. Example : Porophyllum. Sub-tribe 5. Heleniece. Heads mostly heterogamous. Pappus of several or numerous scarious, chaffy scales, in a single series, distinct, rarely none. Leaves mostly alternate (chiefly American).

Google previewEncyclopedia of Elite Forces in WWII (2013)

The Complete Guide to Paratroop, Commando, Ranger, SS, Marine and Other Elite Units by Michael E Haskew

The thirdof thesewas the Ariete Division, formed on1February 1939in Milan. The Ariete Division participated in the NorthAfrican campaign virtually from start tofinish,enduring the hardships of difficult battles againstBritish andCommonwealth ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Codenames of World War II (Routledge Revivals) (2013)

by Christopher Chant

As thesetwo divisions closedon the Futa pass, theUS 85th Infantry Division would drive forward in the main effort through the II Giogo pass (believed tobe less strongly held) with theUS 91st Infantry Division comingto itssupport from the west.

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Quotes about Division

I'm not going to worry about the Cure slipping down into the second division; it doesn't bother me because I never expected to be in the first division anyway. (Robert Smith)
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Scrabble value of D2I1V4I1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 12 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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