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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


Synonymsvariance


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.


Synonymsclass


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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