What is division?

  • (noun): A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings.
    Synonyms: air division
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on divisions, division:

8th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom) - Into Germany - Operation Blackcock
... was carried out under command of the XII Corps, by three divisions, the 7th Armoured Division, the 52nd Lowland Division and the 43rd Wessex Division ("Wess ... 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 ... 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 down behind all the ...
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 ... 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 ...
352nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) - History - D-Day
915th Grenadier Regiment, which 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 ... regiment spent the morning of 6 June searching 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 ... Regiment saw action during D-Day (Operation Overlord), opposing the US 1st and 29th divisions at Omaha Beach ...
352nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
... The 352nd Infantry Division (352 ... Infanterie-Division) was a formation of the German Wehrmacht during World War II ...
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 ... Iwaszkiewicz's Polish 6th Army, the division (then commanded by Col ...

More definitions of "division":

  • (noun): An army unit large enough to sustain combat.
    Example: "Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  • (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): 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 administrative unit in government or business.
  • (noun): The act or process of dividing.
  • (noun): (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.
  • (noun): An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed.
  • (noun): (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum.

Famous quotes containing the word division:

    Slow, slow, fresh fount, keep time with my salt tears;
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    Droop herbs and flowers;
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    Oh, I could still,
    Like melting snow upon some craggy hill,
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    Since nature’s pride is, now, a withered daffodil.
    Ben Jonson (1572–1637)

    That crazed girl improvising her music,
    Her poetry, dancing upon the shore,
    Her soul in division from itself
    Climbing, falling she knew not where,
    Hiding amid the cargo of a steamship
    Her knee-cap broken.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    Major [William] McKinley visited me. He is on a stumping tour.... I criticized the bloody-shirt course of the canvass. It seems to me to be bad “politics,” and of no use.... It is a stale issue. An increasing number of people are interested in good relations with the South.... Two ways are open to succeed in the South: 1. A division of the white voters. 2. Education of the ignorant. Bloody-shirt utterances prevent division.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)