division

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See also: Division and división

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

PIE word
*dwóh₁

From Middle English divisioun, from Old French division, from Latin dīvīsiō, dīvīsiōnem, noun of process form from perfect passive participle dīvīsus (divided), from dīvidō (divide). Doublet of divisio.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /dɪˈvɪʒən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪʒən

Noun[edit]

division (countable and uncountable, plural divisions)

  1. (uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.
    Synonyms: split, lith
    Antonyms: combination, fusion, merger, unification
  2. Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
  3. (arithmetic, uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
    Antonym: multiplication
  4. (arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.
    I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
  5. (military) A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
    Hyponyms: square division, triangular division
  6. A usually high-level section of a large company or conglomerate.
  7. (taxonomy) A rank 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. (government) A method by which a legislature is separated into groups in order to take a better estimate of vote than a voice vote.
    The House of Commons has voted to approve the third reading of the bill without a division. The bill will now progress to the House of Lords.
  10. (music) 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.
  11. (music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
  12. (law) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.
  13. (computing) Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code.
    Hyponyms: identification division, environment division, data division, procedure division
  14. (UK, Eton College) A lesson; a class.
    Synonym: (informal) div
  15. (Australia) A parliamentary constituency.

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

division c (singular definite divisionen, plural indefinite divisioner)

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French, borrowed from Latin divisio, divisionem, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus (divided), from dīvidō (divide).

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division f (plural divisions)

  1. division (act or process of dividing)
  2. (arithmetic) division
  3. (military) division
  4. division (subsection)

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

division

  1. Alternative form of divisioun

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin divisio, divisionis, noun of process form from perfect passive participle divisus (divided), from dīvidō (divide)

Noun[edit]

division c

  1. division; act of dividing (e.g. numbers); large military unit; section of a company
  2. (sports) division, league; an organization of sports teams that habitually play against each other for a championship; the level on which a certain team plays, as compared to others

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Declension of division 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative division divisionen divisioner divisionerna
Genitive divisions divisionens divisioners divisionernas