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division

(Act of dividing), noun allocation, allotment, apportionment, breaking, breakup, cleavage, cut, cutting, departmentalization, detachment, disaccord, disassociation, disbandment, disconnection, discord, disengagement, disharmony, disjunction, disjuncture, dispersal, dispersion, dissemination, disseverance, dissipation, dissociation, dissonance, distribution, disunion, disuniting, disunity, divisio, divorce, faction, noncooperation, opposition, parcelling, parting, partitio, partition, portioning, rationing, schism, scission, section, segmentation, segregation, sejunction, separation, severance, sharing, split, splitting, spread, sunderance, tearing, uncoupling, untying
Associated concepts: division of costs, division of damages, division of governmental powers, division of property, eqqitable division, final division and distribution, political subbivision

division

(Administrative unit), noun area, branch, cadre, canton, category, chapter, class, classification, district, group, grouping, province, region, ward, zone
See also: affiliate, alienation, allotment, apportionment, argument, article, assignment, bureau, capacity, chamber, chapter, class, classification, component, conflict, constituency, constituent, contention, decentralization, denomination, department, detail, dichotomy, difference, differentiation, disaccord, disagreement, disassociation, discord, discrimination, dispensation, dissension, distribution, equity, estrangement, faction, incompatibility, installment, kind, land, manner, member, moiety, offshoot, organ, part, place, plot, portion, province, ration, region, rubric, schism, segment, segregation, separation, severance, sphere, split, subdivision, subheading, territory, title, unit, variance

DIVISION, Eng. law. A particular and ascertained part of a county. In Lincolnshire, division means what riding does in Yorkshire.

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As far as one can make out, not so much from this unintelligible sentence as from the attempts the vice-King made to execute the orders given him, he was to advance from the left through Borodino to the redoubt while the divisions of Morand and Gerard were to advance simultaneously from the front.
After passing through Borodino the vice-King was driven back to the Kolocha and could get no farther; while the divisions of Morand and Gerard did not take the redoubt but were driven back, and the redoubt was only taken at the end of the battle by the cavalry (a thing probably unforeseen and not heard of by Napoleon).
To a proposal made by General Campan (who was to attack the fleches) to lead his division through the woods, Napoleon agreed, though the so-called Duke of Elchingen (Ney) ventured to remark that a movement through the woods was dangerous and might disorder the division.
The sharpshooters of Morand's division and of the vice-King's division will open a heavy fire on seeing the attack commence on the right wing.
Division was inextricably bemingled with division; friend and foe formed a jumbled confusion of fighting, cursing chaos, over which whipped the angry pennons and banners of England's noblest houses.
La Billardiere's division occupied the upper floor of a magnificent mansion, in which the vast official ocean of a ministry was contained.
Three men-servants lived in peace in the Billardiere division, to wit: a footman for the two bureaus, another for the service of the two chiefs, and a third for the director of the division himself.
On a Thursday evening, the day after the ministerial reception and Madame Rabourdin's evening party, just as Antoine was trimming his beard and his nephews were assisting him in the antechamber of the division on the upper floor, they were surprised by the unexpected arrival of one of the clerks.
Though I make two sous by all his breakfasts," muttered Antoine, as he heard Monsieur Dutocq close the office door, "I'd give them up to get that man out of our division.
You have gone up in the air and are arranging a division between the kind of men that ought to be but are not.
Yes, they're quarrelling over the division of the earnings of the street railways.
It, however, was not so severe as the one I dreaded at the division of property; for, during this interval, a great change had taken place in Master Hugh and his once kind and affectionate wife.