Date: | 1300-1400 |

Language: | Old French |

Origin: | Latin divisio, from dividere; DIVIDE^{1} |

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di‧vi‧sion S3 W1

1## separating

[uncountable and countable] the act of separating something into two or more different parts, or the way these parts are separated or shared ** division of something between/among/into something**

the division of words into syllables

the traditional division of labour (=the way that particular tasks are shared) between husband and wife

2## disagreement

[uncountable and countable] disagreement among the members of a group that makes them form smaller opposing groups

3## mathematics

[uncountable]HMN the process of finding out how many times one number is contained in another [↪ multiplication, long division]

4## part of an organization

[countable]BBC a group that does a particular job within a large organization :

the Computer Services Division

5## military

[countable]PMA a large military group :

a tank division

6## sport

[countable]DS one of the groups of teams that a sports competition is divided into, often based on the number of games they have won

7## in parliament

[countable]PGP a process in which members of the British parliament vote for something by dividing into groups :

Some members supported the opposition in the division lobbies (=the rooms where the vote takes place).

Definition of division from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English within

the topic NUMBERS

the topic NUMBERS

add
addition
bi-
billion
calculate
constant
D
demi-
division
eight
eleven
equal(a)
equal(v)
even
factor(n)
factor(v)
fifth
fig.
figure
five
four
fourth
gross
hundred
L
M
million
multiple
-nd
negative
nine
No.
nos.
number
O
one
pi
plot
point
positive
product
-rd
root
round
score
second
set
six
square(n)
square(v)
-st
sum
take
ten
thousand
three
tri-
twenty
twice
unit
V
X
zero

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