Meaning of DIVISION in English

DIVISION

noun

1 dividing sth into separate parts

ADJECTIVE

▪ clear , simple

Sometimes there is no simple ~ between good and evil.

▪ complex

▪ rigid

▪ broad , rough

▪ equal , fair

▪ unequal

an unequal ~ of the cake

▪ conventional , traditional

the traditional ~ of language into grammar and vocabulary

▪ hierarchical

hierarchical ~ between ‘workers’ and ‘management’

▪ threefold , three-way , tripartite

▪ cell

▪ nuclear

VERB + DIVISION

▪ make

You can make a rough ~ of his music into ‘light’ and ‘serious’.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ among

His will detailed his assets and gave instructions for their ~ among his children.

▪ ~ between

the ~ of the money between the members

▪ ~ into

In selling there is a broad ~ into direct and indirect methods.

PHRASES

▪ the ~ of labour/labor

▪ the ~ of wealth

2 differences between two groups, things, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ bitter , deep , great , sharp

There are sharp ~s within the party over the proposals.

▪ fundamental

▪ factional , internal

factional ~s within the party

▪ north-south

▪ class , cultural , ethnic , gender , ideological , political , racial , sectarian , social

VERB + DIVISION

▪ cause , create , provoke

▪ exploit

▪ deepen , exacerbate , reinforce

▪ heal

The speech is intended to heal ~s within the party.

▪ overcome , transcend

faith and love which transcends every ~ and prejudice

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ among

There are reports of serious ~s among senior party members.

▪ ~ between

▪ ~ within

~ within the government

3 section of an organization

ADJECTIVE

▪ regional

▪ international , multinational

▪ manufacturing , marketing , news , retail , sales , training , wholesale

▪ administrative

the administrative ~s of the empire

▪ airborne , armoured/armored , infantry

VERB + DIVISION

▪ command , head , lead , oversee , run

▪ establish , form

▪ launch

The company recently launched its publishing ~.

▪ deploy (= an army division)

DIVISION + NOUN

▪ chief ( esp. AmE ), commander (= in the army) , director , head , leader , manager , president ( esp. AmE )

▪ headquarters

PREPOSITION

▪ in the … ~

She works in the marketing ~.

4 in sports

ADJECTIVE

▪ first , high , junior , low , premier , second , senior , top , etc.

He's now playing in the higher ~s.

▪ heavyweight , lightweight , middleweight , etc. (= in boxing, etc.)

VERB + DIVISION

▪ clinch , win (both AmE )

The Ravens finished 10–6 and won the ~.

▪ dominate

DIVISION + NOUN

▪ championship , crown , title

The team won its tenth consecutive ~ title.

▪ competition , game , series (all AmE )

▪ champ ( informal ), champion , winner

▪ rivals

▪ lead ( AmE )

The team have a three game ~ lead.

PREPOSITION

▪ in the … ~

They compete in the senior ~ of the chess league.

5 dividing one number by another

ADJECTIVE

▪ long

VERB + DIVISION

▪ do

Can you do long ~?

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ by

~ by three

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .