What is division?

  • (noun): A league ranked by quality.
    Example: "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
    Synonyms: class
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on division, divisions:

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 ... 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 under 7th Armoured ... 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 ... Following the Second Battle 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 ...
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 Reserves of the General Staff ... Iwaszkiewicz's Polish 6th Army, the division (then commanded by Col ...
352nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) - History - D-Day
... from the 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 zones ... for parachutists, believing an airborne division had landed in the area but which turned out to be dummies dropped as part of Operation Titanic ... during D-Day (Operation Overlord), opposing the US 1st and 29th divisions at Omaha Beach ...

More definitions of "division":

  • (noun): An administrative unit in government or business.
  • (noun): Discord that splits a group.
    Synonyms: variance
  • (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): (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.
  • (noun): (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum.
  • (noun): An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed.
  • (noun): An army unit large enough to sustain combat.
    Example: "Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  • (noun): A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings.
    Synonyms: air division
  • (noun): The act or process of dividing.

Famous quotes containing the word division:

    For a small child there is no division between playing and learning; between the things he or she does “just for fun” and things that are “educational.” The child learns while living and any part of living that is enjoyable is also play.
    Penelope Leach (20th century)

    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)

    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)