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Up to date as of January 15, 2010

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See also división

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Etymology

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

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Noun

Singular
division

Plural
countable and uncountable; plural divisions

division (countable and uncountable; plural divisions)

  1. (uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.
  2. Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
  3. (arithmetic) (uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
  4. (arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.
    I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
  5. (military) A military formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
  6. A section of a large company.
  7. (biology, taxonomy) A rank (Latin divisio) 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. (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.
  10. (music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
  11. (law) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.

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Swedish

Noun

Inflection for division Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form division divisionen divisioner divisionerna
Possessive form divisions divisionens divisioners divisionernas

division c.

  1. division; act of dividing (e.g. numbers); large military unit; section of a company
  2. (sports) division, league; a 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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