What is division?

  • (noun): An army unit large enough to sustain combat.
    Example: "Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on division, divisions:

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 ... Iwaszkiewicz's Polish 6th Army, the division (then commanded by Col ...
352nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) - History - D-Day
... 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 zones ... 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 ... 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 Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom) - Into Germany - Operation Blackcock
... The operation 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 ("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 independently ... 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 German positions ...
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 ...

More definitions of "division":

  • (noun): The act or process of dividing.
  • (noun): An administrative unit in government or business.
  • (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): (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum.
  • (noun): (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.
  • (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): A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings.
    Synonyms: air division

Famous quotes containing the word division:

    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)

    For in the division of the nations of the whole earth he set a ruler over every people; but Israel is the Lord’s portion: whom, being his firstborn, he nourisheth with discipline, and giving him the light of his love doth not forsake him. Therefore all their works are as the sun before him, and his eyes are continually upon their ways.
    Apocrypha. Ecclesiasticus 17:17-9.

    In this world, which is so plainly the antechamber of another, there are no happy men. The true division of humanity is between those who live in light and those who live in darkness. Our aim must be to diminish the number of the latter and increase the number of the former. That is why we demand education and knowledge.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)