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division

di·vi·sion

division

 
 
pronunciation:
dih vI zhn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a unit or group in government, business, the military, schools, sports, and other institutions.
The company has one division for sales and one for research.The Chicago Cubs are in the Central Division of the National Baseball League.
synonyms:
branch
similar words:
arm, department, league, part, unit
definition 2: the process in mathematics that you use to find how many sets of one number are in another.
We used division to find out how many nickels are in seven dollars.
similar words:
arithmetic
derivations: divisional (adj.), divisionally (adv.)
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The word division contains the following part:
divid, divis Latin root that means divide