American English

Definition of division noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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    into separate parts
  1. 1[uncountable, singular] the process or result of dividing into separate parts; the process or result of dividing something up or sharing it between people or things cell division division of something a fair division of time and resources division of something between A and B the division of labor between the sexes division (of something) into something the division of the population into age groups a distinction that cuts across the familiar division into arts and sciences
  2. mathematics
  3. 2[uncountable] the process of dividing one number by another the division sign (÷) compare multiplication see also long division
  4. disagreement/difference
  5. 3[countable, uncountable] a disagreement or difference in opinion, way of life, etc., especially between members of a society or an organization division (in/within something) There are deep divisions in the party over the war. the work of healing the divisions within society division (between A and B) divisions between rich and poor social/class divisions
  6. part of organization
  7. 4[countable] (abbreviation Div.) a large and important unit or section of an organization the company's sales division
  8. in sports
  9. 5[countable] (abbreviation Div.) one of several groups of teams that a sports competition is divided into the first division/division one a first-division team
  10. part of army
  11. 6[countable] (abbreviation Div.) a unit of an army, consisting of several brigades or regiments the 4th Infantry Division
  12. border
  13. 7[countable] a line that divides something A hedge forms the division between their land and ours.
  14. Word Familydivide verb noundivision noundivisive adjective
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: division