(1)   The act or process of dividing
(2)   The act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
(3)   An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
(4)   One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
"The written part of the exam"
"The finance section of the company"
"The BBC's engineering division"
(5)   Discord that splits a group
(6)   An army unit large enough to sustain combat
"Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
(7)   A group of ships of similar type
(8)   A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings
(9)   An administrative unit in government or business
(10)   (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
(11)   (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
(12)   A league ranked by quality
"He played baseball in class D for two years"
"Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"


From Latin divisio, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus, divided, from


  1. The act or process of dividing anything.
  2. Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
  3. (uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
  4. A calculation that involves this process.
    I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
  5. A military formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
  6. A section of a large company.
  7. A rank (Latin divisio) below kingdom and above class, particularly used of plants or fungi, also (particularly of animals) called a phylum; a taxon at that rank
    Magnolias belong to the division Magnoliophyta.
  8. A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
  9. A florid instrumental variation of a melody in the 17th and 18th centuries, originally conceived as the dividing of each of a succession of long notes into several short ones.
  10. A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
  11. A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.