
 pronunciation:
 dih
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zhn
 features:
 Word Parts
part of speech: 
noun 
definition 1: 
Division is the act of separating something into different parts or groups.
The kids carefully watched the division of the cake to make sure they all got an equal piece. 
definition 2: 
A division is something that separates or marks the place where something is separated.
The yellow line is the division between the two lanes of traffic. similar words:
 boundary, line

definition 3: 
When you are doing division with numbers, you are doing an action to find out how many times one number can fit into another number. For example, you can find out how many fives can go into 10. This is called a division problem. For this division problem, the answer is 2.
We used division to find out how many times 8 goes into 96. We found out the answer was 12. There are twelve eights in ninetysix. similar words:
 arithmetic

definition 4: 
A group or section in a government, business, sport, military force, or other institution is sometimes called a "division."
Dan's father works in the sales division of his company, and his mother works in the manufacturing division. synonyms:
 branch
 similar words:
 arm, department, league, part, unit

related words: 
act, branch, category, chapter, class, fleet, operation, piece 

derivations: 
divisional (adj.), divisionally (adv.) 

