Meaning of DIVISION in English

DIVISION

/ dɪˈvɪʒn; NAmE / noun

INTO SEPARATE PARTS

1.

[ U , sing. ] division (of sth between A and B) | division (of sth) (into sth) the process or result of dividing into separate parts; the process or result of dividing sth or sharing it out :

cell division

the division of labour between the sexes

a fair division of time and resources

the division of the population into age groups

MATHEMATICS

2.

[ U ] the process of dividing one number by another :

the division sign (÷)

—compare multiplication

—see also long division

DISAGREEMENT / DIFFERENCE

3.

[ C , U ] division (in / within sth) | division (between A and B) a disagreement or difference in opinion, way of life, etc., especially between members of a society or an organization :

There are deep divisions in the party over the war.

the work of healing the divisions within society

divisions between rich and poor

social / class divisions

PART OF ORGANIZATION

4.

[ C +sing./pl. v . ] ( abbr. Div. ) a large and important unit or section of an organization :

the company's sales division

IN SPORT

5.

[ C +sing./pl. v . ] ( abbr. Div. ) (in Britain) one of the group of teams that a sport competition is divided into, especially in football ( soccer ) :

the first division / division one

a first-division team

PART OF ARMY

6.

[ C +sing./pl. v . ] ( abbr. Div. ) a unit of an army, consisting of several brigades or regiments :

the Guards Armoured Division

BORDER

7.

[ C ] a line that divides sth :

A hedge forms the division between their land and ours.

IN PARLIAMENT

8.

[ C ] ( technical ) the separation of members of the British parliament into groups to vote for or against sth :

The Bill was read without a division.

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Old French devisiun , from Latin divisio(n-) , from the verb dividere force apart, remove.

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