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English definition of “division”

division

noun  /dɪˈvɪʒ·ən/ us  

division noun (SEPARATION)

[C/U] the separation of something into parts or groups, or one of the parts or groups that has been separated: [U] The division of responsibilities among the officers of the company was spelled out in detail. [C/U] A division is a unit of an organization: [C] An army division is commanded by a major general. [C] He works for the company’s research division. [C] The game for the Eastern Division championship of the National Football League is scheduled for tomorrow.

division noun (CALCULATION)

mathematics [U] the process of finding the number of times one number is contained within another
(Definition of division from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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