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division

noun uk   /dɪˈvɪʒ.ən/ us  

division noun (PART)

B2 [U] the act of separating something into parts or groups, or the way that it is separated: the equal division of labour between workersB2 [C] a separate part of an army or large organization: the sales divisionB2 [C] a group of teams that play against each other in a particular sport: The team plays in one of the lower divisions.
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division noun (CALCULATION)

[U] the calculation of how many times one number goes into another

division noun (DISAGREEMENT)

[C or U] the situation in which people disagree about something: Disagreements about defence cuts have opened up deep divisions within the military. Division within the party will limit its chances in the election.
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