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Definition of division:

  1. A course of notes so running into each other as to form one series or chain, to be sung in one breath to one syllable.
  2. A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.
  3. Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.
  4. Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.
  5. One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.
  6. One of the larger districts into which a country is divided for administering military affairs.
  7. Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.
  8. That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.
  9. The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.
  10. The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.
  11. The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.
  12. The process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the reverse of multiplication; also, the rule by which the operation is performed.
  13. The separation of a genus into its constituent species.
  14. Two companies of infantry maneuvering as one subdivision of a battalion.
  15. Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.

Synonyms:

variableness, episode, function, character, course of study, divorcement, autopsy, sectionalization, part, dissension, partition, degree, range, schism, contrasting, stratum, persona, plane section, unit, moiety, naval division, element, disseverance, variant, severance, parish, scene, class, contribution, fracture, constituency, disagreement, race, agency, subsidiary, dispute, ward, line, parting, passage, reduction, diagnosis, divergence, prelacy, fragment, department, disunion, breakdown, village, parceling, collect, distinction, family, organ, voice, socio-economic class, disjuncture, role, splitting, selection, discrepancy, lump, boundary, office, column, barrier, verse, bishopric, grade, wedge, sharing, book, classification, particle, variability, clause, fission, atom, course of instruction, partitioning, admeasurement, category, distribution, constituent, disseverment, offshoot, course, arm, cutting, paragraph, variance, instalment, surgical incision, assemble, apartment, year, form, distinguishing, section, act, divider, theatrical role, divergency, affiliate, demarcation, township, kind, lobe, phrase, discussion section, sort, analysis, component, ingredient, sectionalisation, variation, segmentation, front, breaking, air division, movement, dominion, chapter, commune, component part, social class, caste, ramification.

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