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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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They who well consider the history of similar divisions and confederacies will find abundant reason to apprehend that those in contemplation would in no other sense be neighbors than as they would be borderers; that they would neither love nor trust one another, but on the contrary would be a prey to discord, jealousy, and mutual injuries; in short, that they would place us exactly in the situations in which some nations doubtless wish to see us, viz.
Owing to the extensive use of machinery and to division of labour, the work of the proletarians has lost all individual character, and consequently, all charm for the workman.
Thus, if you order your men to roll up their buff-coats, and make forced marches without halting day or night, covering double the usual distance at a stretch, doing a hundred LI in order to wrest an advantage, the leaders of all your three divisions will fall into the hands of the enemy.
One was the colonel of the regiment and the other was the officer who had received orders from the commander of the division.
Et vous, mademoiselle-donnez-moi le votre," continued I, more mildly, addressing a little pale, plain looking girl who sat in the first row of the other division, and whom I had remarked as being at once the ugliest and the most attentive in the room; she rose up, walked over to me, and delivered her book with a grave, modest curtsey.
When the division was accomplished, we found that a day's allowance for the two was not a great deal more than what a table-spoon might hold.
He reckons not the military a part before the increase of territory and joining to the borders of the neighbouring powers will make war necessary: and even amongst them who compose his four divisions, or whoever have any connection with each other, it will be necessary to have some one to distribute justice, and determine between man and man.
Go, my dear fellow, and see whether the third division has passed the village.
I read it with a tempered pleasure, and with a vague resentment of its trespass upon Thomson's ground in the division of its parts under the names of the seasons.
On the left were the Londoners under Nicholas de Segrave; in the center rode De Clare, with John Fitz-John and William de Monchensy, at the head of a large division which occupied that branch of the hill which descended a gentle, unbroken slope to the town.
Then he requested the Fox to do him the favor to make a division.
WHILE a Division Superintendent of a railway was attending closely to his business of placing obstructions on the track and tampering with the switches he received word that the President of the road was about to discharge him for incompetency.