division

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Pronunciation[change]

  • IPA: /dɪˈvɪʒən/
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Noun[change]

Singular
division

Plural
divisions

Division sign (arithmetic)
  1. Division is the act of dividing a whole thing into parts.
    The division of the pie by the children happened with very little fighting.
  2. (uncountable) Division is the process or calculation of dividing a number by another number.
    I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
  3. (countable) Divisions are the parts of something after division.
    There are four divisions (or sections) in a classical pas de deux.
  4. (countable) A division is a large military unit (group of soldiers)
  5. (countable) A division is a section of a large company.
    This division of GenericTech specializes in the manufacturing of routers.
  6. When scientists are grouping kinds of animals, a division is a kind of group (Latin divisio) below kingdom and above class.
    Magnolias belong to the division Magnoliophyta.
  7. (countable) A division is a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
    There is a division in the Senate between politicians who support abortions and politicians who do not.
  8. (countable) A division is a piece of music (melody), played with musical instruments, in the 17th and 18th centuries based on another piece.
  9. (countable) A division is a set of pipes in a pipe organ.
  10. (countable) A division is a concept where a common group of debtors (people who owe money) are only responsible for part of the total debt.


Basic math (edit)

arithmetic - algebra

addition - subtraction - multiplication - division

exponent - square root - fraction

least common multiple - greatest common factor