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"division" in British English

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divisionnoun

uk   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 ​workersB2 [C] a ​separatepart of an ​army or ​largeorganization: the ​sales divisionB2 [C] a ​group of ​teams that ​play against each other in a ​particularsport: The ​teamplays 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 ​peopledisagree about something: Disagreements about ​defencecuts have ​opened up deep divisions within the ​military. Division within the ​party will ​limititschances 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 ​majorgeneral. [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   us   /dɪˈvɪʒən/
[C] WORKPLACE one of the ​mainseparateparts that a ​company, or ​group of ​companies, is ​divided into: The year-on-year ​profitfigure for the division ​fell by 36%. investment/​services/​international division Private Bank is a division of the Bank of Boston that ​invests for ​wealthyindividuals.
[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 ofcurrentassets bycurrent liabilities.
(Definition of division from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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