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English noun: division

1. division (group) an army unit large enough to sustain combat

SamplesTwo infantry divisions were held in reserve.

Broader (hypernym)army unit

Narrower (hyponym)Special Forces, U. S. Army Special Forces, United States Army Special Forces

Member holonymbattle group

Member meronymarmy corps, corps

2. division (cognition) one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole

SamplesThe written part of the exam.
The finance section of the company.
The BBC's engineering division.

Synonymspart, section

Broader (hypernym)concept, conception, construct

Narrower (hyponym)beginning, bout, chukka, chukker, component, constituent, element, end, factor, final period, first period, frame, frame, game, half, high point, ingredient, inning, middle, over, period, quarter, round, second period, turn

Part meronymwhole

3. division (act) the act or process of dividing

Broader (hypernym)separation

Narrower (hyponym)atomisation, atomization, bisection, branching, cleavage, cut, cut, cutting, cutting, dichotomisation, dichotomization, fork, forking, fractionation, fragmentation, hyphenation, parcellation, quantisation, quantization, quartering, ramification, schism, split, syllabication, syllabification, word division

4. division (group) an administrative unit in government or business

Broader (hypernym)administrative body, administrative unit

Narrower (hyponym)arm, branch, department, section, subdivision

Member meronymauthorities, business, business concern, business organisation, business organization, concern, government, regime

5. division (communication) discord that splits a group


Broader (hypernym)discord, dissension

6. division (group) a league ranked by quality

SamplesHe played baseball in class D for two years.
Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA.


Broader (hypernym)conference, league

7. division (group) (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category

Broader (hypernym)biological group

Narrower (hyponym)Chlorophyta, Chrysophyta, Cyanophyta, Cynodontia, Dicynodontia, division Archaebacteria, division Chlorophyta, division Chrysophyta, division Cyanophyta, division Cynodontia, division Dicynodontia, division Eubacteria, division Euglenophyta, division Heterokontophyta, division Phaeophyta, division Rhodophyta, division Schizophyta, Euglenophyta, form division, Heterokontophyta, Phaeophyta, Pisces, Rhodophyta, Schizophyta

Domain categorybiological science, biology

8. division (group) (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum

Broader (hypernym)phylum

Narrower (hyponym)Ascomycota, Ascomycotina, Basidiomycota, Basidiomycotina, Bryophyta, Cryptogamia, Deuteromycota, Deuteromycotina, division Bryophyta, division Eumycota, division Gymnomycota, division Lichenes, division Myxomycota, division Protista, division Pteridophyta, division Spermatophyta, division Tracheophyta, Eumycota, Fungi imperfecti, Gymnomycota, Lichenes, Lycophyta, Mastigomycota, Mastigomycotina, Myxomycota, Phanerogamae, Protista, Pteridophyta, Pteropsida, Spermatophyta, subdivision Ascomycota, subdivision Ascomycotina, subdivision Basidiomycota, subdivision Basidiomycotina, subdivision Deuteromycota, subdivision Deuteromycotina, subdivision Mastigomycota, subdivision Mastigomycotina, subdivision Pteropsida, subdivision Zygomycota, subdivision Zygomycotina, Thallophyta, Tracheophyta, Zygomycota, Zygomycotina

Domain categorybotany, phytology

9. division (group) a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings

Synonymsair division

Broader (hypernym)air unit

Part holonymwing

10. division (group) a group of ships of similar type

Synonymsnaval division

Broader (hypernym)naval unit

11. division (act) an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed

Broader (hypernym)arithmetic operation

Narrower (hyponym)long division, short division

12. division (act) the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart

Synonymspartition, partitioning, sectionalisation, sectionalization, segmentation

Broader (hypernym)separation

Narrower (hyponym)septation, subdivision, zoning

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