division
di·vi·sion / diˈvizhən/ • n. 1. the action of separating something into parts, or the process of being separated: the division of the land into small fields  a gene that helps regulate cell division. ∎ the distribution of something separated into parts: the division of his estates between the two branches of his family. ∎ an instance of members of a legislative body separating into two groups to vote for or against a bill: the new clause was agreed without a division. ∎ the action of splitting the roots of a perennial plant into parts to be replanted separately, as a means of propagation: the plant can also be easily increased by division in autumn. ∎ Logic the action of dividing a wider class into two or more subclasses. 2. disagreement between two or more groups, typically producing tension or hostility: a growing sense of division between north and south  a country with ethnic and cultural divisions. 3. the process or skill of dividing one number by another. See also long division, short division. ∎ Math. the process of dividing a matrix, vector, or other quantity by another under specific rules to obtain a quotient. 4. each of the parts into which something is divided: the main divisions of the book. ∎ a major unit or section of an organization, typically one handling a particular kind of work: a retail division. ∎ a group of army brigades or regiments: an infantry division. ∎ a number of teams or competitors grouped together in a sport for competitive purposes according to such characteristics as ability, size, or geographic location: the team will finish in fifth place in Division One. ∎ a part of a county, country, or city defined for administrative or political purposes: a licensing division of a district. ∎ Bot. a principal taxonomic category that ranks above class and below kingdom, equivalent to the phylum in zoology. ∎ Zool. any subsidiary category between major levels of classification. 5. a partition that divides two groups or things: the villagers lived in a communal building and there were no solid divisions between neighbors. PHRASES: division of labor the assignment of different parts of a manufacturing process or task to different people in order to improve efficiency.
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division (in mathematics)
division, fundamental operation in arithmetic; the inverse of multiplication. Division may be indicated by the symbol ÷, as in 15 ÷ 3, or simply by a fraction, 15/3. The number that is being divided, e.g. 15, is called the dividend and the number dividing into it, e.g. 3, the divisor. The result of division is called the quotient. If the dividend is an exact (integral) multiple of the divisor, then the division will be exact, the quotient being the factor by which the divisor must be multiplied to yield the dividend (in the above example the quotient 5 multiplied by the divisor 3 equals the dividend 15). If the dividend is not an exact multiple of the divisor there will be a remainder expressed as a fraction with the divisor as the denominator; e.g., 16/3 = 51/3, where 1/3 is the remainder. A division in which the divisor b is larger than the dividend a is simply indicated by the fraction a/b, with no actual operation being carried out. In terms of multiplication either of the symbols 1/b or b^{1} is called the multiplicative inverse of b with the property that the product of a number and its inverse equals 1, or b · b^{1} =1. The division of a by b is equivalent to the multiplication of a by the multiplicative inverse of b, i.e., a ÷ b = a · (1/b) = a · b^{1}; for example, when a = 25 and b = 5, then 1/b = 1/5 and 25 ÷ 5 = 25 · (1/5) = 5.
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division
division A category used traditionally in the classification of plants that consists of one or several similar classes. An example is the Spermatophyta (seedbearing plants). In modern classification systems the phylum has replaced the division.
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division
division (divizhŏn) n. the separation of an organ or tissue into parts by surgery.
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division (in taxonomy)
division, in taxonomy: see classification.
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division
•abrasion, Australasian, equation, Eurasian, evasion, invasion, occasion, persuasion, pervasion, suasion, Vespasian
•adhesion, cohesion, Friesian, lesion
•circumcision, collision, concision, decision, derision, division, elision, envision, excision, imprecision, incision, misprision, precisian, precision, provision, scission, vision
•subdivision • television • Eurovision
•LaserVision
•corrosion, eclosion, erosion, explosion, implosion
•allusion, collusion, conclusion, confusion, contusion, delusion, diffusion, effusion, exclusion, extrusion, fusion, illusion, inclusion, interfusion, intrusion, obtrusion, occlusion, preclusion, profusion, prolusion, protrusion, reclusion, seclusion, suffusion, transfusion
•Monaghan • Belgian
•Bajan, Cajun, contagion, Trajan
•Glaswegian, legion, Norwegian, region
•irreligion, religion
•Injun • Harijan • oxygen • antigen
•sojourn • donjon • Georgian
•theologian, Trojan
•Rügen
•bludgeon, curmudgeon, dudgeon, gudgeon, trudgen
•dungeon • glycogen • halogen
•collagen • Imogen • carcinogen
•hallucinogen • androgen
•oestrogen (US estrogen)
•hydrogen • nitrogen
•burgeon, sturgeon, surgeon
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