From Middle English divisioun, from Old French division, from Latin dīvīsiō, dīvīsiōnem, noun of process form from perfect passive participle dīvīsus (“divided”), from dīvidō (“divide”). Doublet of divisio.
division (countable and uncountable, plural divisions)
- (uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.
- Synonyms: split, lith
- Antonyms: combination, fusion, merger, unification
- Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
- (arithmetic, uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
- Antonym: multiplication
- (arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.
- I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
- (military) A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
- Hyponyms: square division, triangular division
- A usually high-level section of a large company or conglomerate.
- (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.
- A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
- (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.
- (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.
- (music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
- (law) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.
- (computing) Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code.
- (UK, Eton College) A lesson; a class.
- Synonym: (informal) div
- (Australia) A parliamentary constituency.
- asexual division
- cell division
- division algebra
- division bell
- division level
- division of labor
- division of labour
- division ring
- division sign
- division viol
- division violist
- equation division
- Euclidean division
- fair division
- first division
- joy division
- long division
- minor civil division
- reduction division
- reproductive division
- school division
- second division
- short division
- synthetic division
- trial division
act or process of dividing anything
each of the parts resulting from division
arithmetic: process of dividing a number by another
arithmetic: calculation involving this process
large military unit
section of a large company
biology: taxonomic classification of plants
disagreement; a difference of viewpoint
law: concept of separate responsibility
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Translations to be checked
- addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) × (summand) = (sum, total)
- subtraction: (minuend) − (subtrahend) = (difference)
- multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product)
- division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend
division c (singular definite divisionen, plural indefinite divisioner)
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Declension of division
From Old French, borrowed from Latin divisio, divisionem, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus (“divided”), from dīvidō (“divide”).
division f (plural divisions)
- division (act or process of dividing)
- (arithmetic) division
- (military) division
- division (subsection)
- “division”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- Alternative form of divisioun
Borrowed from Latin divisio, divisionis, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus (“divided”), from dīvidō (“divide”).
- division; act of dividing (e.g. numbers); large military unit; section of a company
- (sports) division, league; an 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
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