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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.


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