Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun division

12 senses of division

Sense 1
division -- (an army unit large enough to sustain combat; "two infantry divisions were held in reserve")
       => army unit -- (a military unit that is part of an army)

Sense 2
part, section, division -- (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")
       => concept, conception, construct -- (an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances)

Sense 3
division -- (the act or process of dividing)
       => separation -- (the act of dividing or disconnecting)

Sense 4
division -- (an administrative unit in government or business)
       => administrative unit, administrative body -- (a unit with administrative responsibilities)

Sense 5
division, variance -- (discord that splits a group)
       => discord, dissension -- (disagreement among those expected to cooperate)

Sense 6
class, division -- (a league ranked by quality; "he played baseball in class D for two years"; "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA")
       => league, conference -- (an association of sports teams that organizes matches for its members)

Sense 7
division -- ((biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category)
       => biological group -- (a group of plants or animals)

Sense 8
division -- ((botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum)
       => phylum -- ((biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes)

Sense 9
division, air division -- (a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings)
       => air unit -- (a military unit that is part of the airforce)

Sense 10
division, naval division -- (a group of ships of similar type)
       => naval unit -- (a military unit that is part of a navy)

Sense 11
division -- (an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed)
       => arithmetic operation -- (a mathematical operation involving numbers)

Sense 12
division, partition, partitioning, segmentation, sectionalization, sectionalisation -- (the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart)
       => separation -- (the act of dividing or disconnecting)

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