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division

di·vi·sion

division

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vI zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of dividing or separating into parts.
The division of the country into three parts will not help keep the peace.
synonyms:
separation
definition 2: the condition of being divided.
synonyms:
separation
antonyms:
union
definition 3: a part of a whole.
We each received a division of the money.
synonyms:
part, piece, portion
similar words:
component, fraction, proportion, section, segment, share, slice
definition 4: something that separates or marks a separation.
The yellow line serves as a division between the two lanes of traffic.
synonyms:
partition
similar words:
boundary, line
definition 5: the arithmetic operation that finds how many times one number contains another.
We used division to find out how many nickels are in seven dollars.
similar words:
arithmetic
definition 6: a unit in government, business, the military, schools, sports, and other institutions.
The company has one division for sales and one for research.The New York Rangers are in the Atlantic Division of the National Hockey League.
synonyms:
branch, section
similar words:
arm, department, league, part, unit
derivations: divisional (adj.), divisionally (adv.)
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