1. [ noun ] (military) an army unit large enough to sustain combat

"two infantry divisions were held in reserve"

Related terms: army_unit Special_Forces corps battle_group
2. [ noun ] one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
Synonyms: part section

: "the written part of the exam" "the finance section of the company" "the BBC's engineering division"

Related terms: concept component end beginning middle high_point whole
3. [ noun ] the act or process of dividing
Related terms: separation fractionation branching schism cut atomization quantization dichotomization syllabication bisection parcellation word_division cut cleavage quartering divide
4. [ noun ] an administrative unit in government or business
Related terms: administrative_unit department branch business government
5. [ noun ] discord that splits a group
Synonyms: variance
Related terms: discord
6. [ noun ] (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
Related terms: phylum Protista Thallophyta Tracheophyta Zygomycota Pteridophyta Spermatophyta Phanerogamae Cryptogamia Pteropsida Bryophyta Myxomycota Mastigomycota Lichenes Eumycota Deuteromycota Basidiomycota Ascomycota Lycophyta botany
7. [ noun ] (military) a unit of the United States air force usually comprising two or more wings
Synonyms: air_division
Related terms: air_unit wing wing
8. [ noun ] (sport) a league ranked by quality
Synonyms: class

"he played baseball in class D for two years" "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"

Related terms: league classify
9. [ noun ] (nautical,military) a group of ships of similar type
Synonyms: naval_division
Related terms: naval_unit
10. [ noun ] (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
Related terms: biological_group division_Eubacteria Schizophyta Heterokontophyta Chrysophyta Phaeophyta Euglenophyta Chlorophyta Rhodophyta Cynodontia Dicynodontia Pisces Cyanophyta division_Archaebacteria form_division biology
11. [ noun ] (mathematics) an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
Related terms: arithmetic_operation long_division short_division divide
12. [ noun ] the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
Synonyms: subdivision partitioning segmentation sectionalization sectionalisation partition
Related terms: separation subdivision septation zoning separate sectionalise partition partition
Similar spelling:   divisional