Mathematics the process of dividing a matrix, vector, or other quantity by another under specific rules to obtain a quotient.
4each of the parts into which something is divided:the main divisions of the book
a major unit or section of an organization, typically one handling a particular kind of work:a retail division
a group of army brigades or regiments:an infantry division
a number of teams or competitors grouped together in a sport for competitive purposes according to such characteristics as ability, size, or geographic location:the team will finish in fifth place in Division One
a part of a county, country, or city defined for administrative or political purposes:a licensing division of a district
British a part of a county or borough forming a parliamentary constituency:he was MP for the Lancaster division of North Lancashire
Botany a principal taxonomic category that ranks above class and below kingdom, equivalent to the phylum in zoology.
Zoology any subsidiary category between major levels of classification.
5a partition that divides two groups or things:the villagers lived in a communal building and there were no solid divisions between neighbors
division of labor
the assignment of different parts of a manufacturing process or task to different people in order to improve efficiency.
late Middle English: from Old French devisiun, from Latin divisio(n-), from the verb dividere(see divide)