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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English divisioun, from Old French division, from Latin divisio, divisionem, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus (divided), from dīvidō (divide)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈvɪʒən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪʒən

NounEdit

division (countable and uncountable, plural divisions)

  1. (uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.
  2. Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
  3. (arithmetic, uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
  4. (arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.
    I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
  5. (military) A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
  6. A section of a large company.
  7. (taxonomy) A rank below kingdom and above class, particularly used of plants or fungi, also (particularly of animals) called a phylum; a taxon at that rank.
    Magnolias belong to the division Magnoliophyta.
  8. A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
  9. (government) A method by which a legislature is separated into groups in order to take a better estimate of vote than a voice vote.
    The House of Commons has voted to approve the third reading of the bill without a division. The bill will now progress to the House of Lords.
  10. (music) A florid instrumental variation of a melody in the 17th and 18th centuries, originally conceived as the dividing of each of a succession of long notes into several short ones.
  11. (music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
  12. (law) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.
  13. (computing) Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code
  14. (Britain, Eton College) A lesson; a class.

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DanishEdit

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division c (singular definite divisionen, plural indefinite divisioner)

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EtymologyEdit

From Old French, borrowed from Latin divisio, divisionem, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus (divided), from dīvidō (divide)

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division f (plural divisions)

  1. division (act or process of dividing)
  2. (arithmetic) division
  3. (military) division
  4. division (subsection)

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division

  1. Alternative form of divisioun

SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin divisio, divisionis, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus (divided), from dīvidō (divide)

NounEdit

division c

  1. division; act of dividing (e.g. numbers); large military unit; section of a company
  2. (sports) division, league; a organization of sports teams that habitually play against each other for a championship; the level on which a certain team plays, as compared to others

DeclensionEdit

Declension of division 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative division divisionen divisioner divisionerna
Genitive divisions divisionens divisioners divisionernas