Meaning of “division” in the English Dictionary

"division" in British English

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divisionnoun

uk /dɪˈvɪʒ.ən/ us /dɪˈvɪʒ.ən/

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 workers

B2 [ C ] a separate part of an army or large organization:

the sales division

B2 [ 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.

(Definition of “division” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"division" in American English

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divisionnoun

us /dɪˈvɪʒ·ən/

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)

"division" in Business English

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divisionnoun

uk /dɪˈvɪʒən/ us

[ C ] WORKPLACE one of the main separate parts that a company, or group of companies, is divided into:

The year-on-year profit figure for the division fell by 36%.
Private Bank is a division of the Bank of Boston that invests for wealthy individuals.

[ U ] the process of dividing or sharing something between different people or groups:

The board will oversee the fair division of the assets.

[ U ] the process of dividing one number by another:

The ratio is obtained by the division of current assets by current liabilities.

(Definition of “division” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)