What is division?

  • (noun): An administrative unit in government or business.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on division, divisions:

8th Armoured Division (United Kingdom) - History
... The division was sent to North Africa but never saw active service as a complete formation ... As the division could not be provided with a lorried infantry brigade, it was broken up and was finally disbanded in Egypt on 1 January 1943 ... of El Alamein a plan was put forth to use the remains of the division as a self-contained pursuit force to dart forward into the German-Italian rear as far as possibly Tobruk ...
8th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom) - Into Germany - Operation Blackcock
... out under command of the XII Corps, by three divisions, the 7th Armoured Division, the 52nd Lowland Division and the 43rd Wessex Division ("Wessex Wyverns") ... The SRY were to support 52nd (Lowland) Division in a frontal attack, while the rest of the Brigade, with 155th Infantry Brigade under command, were to operate ... The plan was to follow close on the heels of the 7th Armoured Division, break-out at the northern end of the line and then to turn sharp right, coming ...
352nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
... The 352nd Infantry Division (352 ... Infanterie-Division) was a formation of the German Wehrmacht during World War II ...
352nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) - History - D-Day
... was the only reserve element of the 352nd Infantry Division, was diverted away from Omaha and Gold beaches and the 101st Airborne Division's drop zones ... the woods for parachutists, believing an airborne division had landed in the area but which turned out to be dummies dropped as part of Operation Titanic ... Overlord), opposing the US 1st and 29th divisions at Omaha Beach ...
8th Infantry Division (Poland) - History - Polish-Bolshevik War
... The division was formed at the end of World War I as one of the first large infantry units of the renascent Polish state ... At the end of the war, in September 1920 the division (then composed of four infantry regiments (namely 13th, 21st, 33rd and 36th) had 6210 men under arms and formed the core of the ... Iwaszkiewicz's Polish 6th Army, the division (then commanded by Col ...

More definitions of "division":

  • (noun): (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum.
  • (noun): An army unit large enough to sustain combat.
    Example: "Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  • (noun): (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.
  • (noun): Discord that splits a group.
    Synonyms: variance
  • (noun): A league ranked by quality.
    Example: "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
    Synonyms: class
  • (noun): An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed.
  • (noun): The act or process of dividing.
  • (noun): One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole.
    Example: "The BBC's engineering division"
    Synonyms: part, section
  • (noun): A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings.
    Synonyms: air division

Famous quotes containing the word division:

    Between married persons, the cement of friendship is by the laws supposed so strong as to abolish all division of possessions: and has often, in reality, the force ascribed to it.

    David Hume (1711–1776)

    Imperialism is capitalism at that stage of development at which the dominance of monopolies and finance capitalism is established; in which the export of capital has acquired pronounced importance; in which the division of the world among the international trusts has begun, in which the division of all territories of the globe among the biggest capitalist powers has been completed.
    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin (1870–1924)

    The glory of the farmer is that, in the division of labors, it is his part to create. All trade rests at last on his primitive activity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)