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Another word for division

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Noun
  1. The act or an instance of separating one thing from another

  2. The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed

    See also:

    collect

  3. One of the parts into which something is divided

      1. The act or process of subdividing.
      2. A subdivided part.
      3. An area of real estate subdivided into individual lots.
      1. Any of the parts into which something can be divided:
      2. The portion of a line between any two points on the line.
      3. The area bounded by a chord and the arc of a curve subtended by the chord.
      1. One of several components; a piece.
      2. A subdivision of a written work.
      3. A distinct portion or provision of a legal code or set of laws, often establishing a particular legal requirement:
      1. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
      2. A part separated from a whole.
      3. A helping of food.
      1. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
      2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
      3. An object that is one member of a group or class:
      1. A portion, division, piece, or segment of a whole.
      2. Any of several equal portions or fractions that can constitute a whole or into which a whole can be divided:
      3. A division of a book or artistic work such as a film:
      1. A syntactic unit of a sentence; a clause.
      2. A proposition of a syllogism.
      3. An element in a set.
    See also:

    part

  4. A part of a family, tribe, or other group, or of such a group's language, that is believed to stem from a common ancestor

      1. The act or process of subdividing.
      2. A subdivided part.
      3. An area of real estate subdivided into individual lots.
      1. Something that branches out or derives its existence or origin from a particular source.
      2. A branch, descendant, or member of a family or social group.
      3. A lateral shoot from the main stem of a plant.
      1. A secondary woody stem or limb growing from the trunk or main stem of a tree or shrub or from another secondary limb.
      2. A lateral division or subdivision of certain other plant parts, such as a root or flower cluster.
      3. A secondary outgrowth or subdivision of a main axis, such as the tine of a deer's antlers.
    See also:

    part

  5. A component of government that performs a given function

      1. One of a pair of movable appendages used for flying, as the feather-covered modified forelimb of a bird or the skin-covered modified forelimb of a bat or pterosaur.
      2. One of the one or two pairs of membranous structures used for flying that extend from the thorax of an insect.
      3. A structure or part used by an animal for gliding through the air, as the folds of skin of a flying squirrel or the enlarged pectoral fins of a flying fish.
      1. An instrument consisting of a number of pipes that sound tones when supplied with air and a keyboard that operates a mechanism controlling the flow of air to the pipes.
      2. Any one of various other instruments, such as the electronic organ, that resemble a pipe organ either in mechanism or sound.
      3. A differentiated part of an organism, such as an eye, wing, or leaf, that performs a specific function.
      1. A principal administrative division of a government:
      2. A division of a business specializing in a particular product or service:
      3. A division of a school or college dealing with a particular field of knowledge:
      1. A secondary woody stem or limb growing from the trunk or main stem of a tree or shrub or from another secondary limb.
      2. A lateral division or subdivision of certain other plant parts, such as a root or flower cluster.
      3. A secondary outgrowth or subdivision of a main axis, such as the tine of a deer's antlers.
      1. An upper limb of the human body, connecting the hand and wrist to the shoulder.
      2. A part similar to a human arm, such as the forelimb of an animal or a long part projecting from a central support in a machine.
      3. Something, such as a sleeve on a garment or a support on a chair, that is designed to cover or support the human arm.
      1. The condition of being in action; operation.
      2. The means or mode of acting; instrumentality.
      3. A business with agents that negotiate deals for clients:
    See also:

    part

  6. A local unit of a business or an auxiliary controlled by such a business

      1. Serving to assist or supplement; auxiliary.
      2. Secondary in importance; subordinate.
      3. Of, relating to, or of the nature of a subsidy.
      1. A secondary woody stem or limb growing from the trunk or main stem of a tree or shrub or from another secondary limb.
      2. A lateral division or subdivision of certain other plant parts, such as a root or flower cluster.
      3. A secondary outgrowth or subdivision of a main axis, such as the tine of a deer's antlers.
      1. To adopt or accept as a member, subordinate associate, or branch:
      2. To associate (oneself) as a subordinate, subsidiary, employee, or member:
      3. To assign the origin of.
    See also:

    part

  7. The condition of being divided, as in opinion

    See also:

    assemble

Another word for division

Noun
  1. The act or result of dividing

  2. A part produced by dividing

      1. An individual, group, structure, or other entity regarded as an elementary structural or functional constituent of a whole.
      2. A group regarded as a distinct entity within a larger group.
      3. A mechanical part or module.
      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. Any of the hereditary, endogamous social classes or subclasses of traditional Hindu society, stratified according to Hindu ritual purity, especially the Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, and Sudra castes.
      2. A social class separated from others by distinctions of hereditary rank, profession, or wealth.
      3. A social system or the principle of grading society based on castes.
      1. A unit of sociopolitical organization consisting of a number of families, clans, or other groups who share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized nor permanent.
      2. Any of the three divisions of the ancient Romans, namely, the Latin, Sabine, and Etruscan.
      3. Any of the 12 divisions of ancient Israel.
      1. A traditional social unit in the Scottish Highlands, consisting of a number of families claiming a common ancestor and following the same hereditary chieftain.
      2. A division of a tribe tracing descent from a common ancestor.
      3. A large group of relatives, friends, or associates.
      1. A group of people identified as distinct from other groups because of supposed physical or genetic traits shared by the group. Most biologists and anthropologists do not recognize race as a biologically valid classification, in part because there is more genetic variation within groups than between them.
      2. A group of people united or classified together on the basis of common history, nationality, or geographic distribution:
      3. A genealogical line; a lineage.
      1. A half.
      2. A part, portion, or share.
      3. Either of two kinship groups based on unilateral descent that together make up a tribe or society.
      1. A set, collection, group, or configuration containing members regarded as having certain attributes or traits in common; a kind or category.
      2. A grade of mail:
      3. A quality of accommodation on public transport:
      1. A narrow confining room, as in a prison or convent.
      2. A small enclosed cavity or space, such as a compartment in a honeycomb or within a plant ovary or an area bordered by veins in an insect's wing.
      3. The smallest structural unit of an organism that is capable of independent functioning, consisting of cytoplasm, usually one nucleus, and various other organelles, all surrounded by a semipermeable cell membrane.
      1. A room or suite of rooms designed as a residence and generally located in a building occupied by more than one household.
      2. An apartment building:
      3. A room.
      1. Movement from one place to another:
      2. The process of elapsing:
      3. The process of changing from one condition or stage to another; transition:
      1. A separate part of a serialized work, such as a novel or television series.
      2. A section of a classic Greek tragedy that occurs between two choric songs.
      3. An incident or event that is part of a progression or a larger sequence:
      1. Something seen by a viewer; a view or prospect.
      2. The place where an action or event occurs:
      3. The place in which the action of a play, movie, novel, or other narrative occurs; a setting.
      1. The process of doing or performing something:
      2. Something done or performed; a deed:
      3. Something done that has legal significance:
      1. A distinct division of written or printed matter that begins on a new, usually indented line, consists of one or more sentences, and typically deals with a single thought or topic or quotes one speaker's continuous words.
      2. A mark (¶) used to indicate where a new paragraph should begin or to serve as a reference mark.
      3. A brief article, notice, or announcement, as in a newspaper.
      1. A geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction and the reverse direction.
      2. A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.
      3. A similar mark cut or scratched into a surface.
      1. A group of words containing a subject and a predicate and forming part of a compound or complex sentence.
      2. A distinct article, stipulation, or provision in a document.
      1. A sequence of words that have meaning, especially when forming part of a sentence.
      2. A characteristic way or mode of expression:
      3. A brief, apt, and cogent expression:
      1. One of the principal divisions of a long poem.
      1. A single metrical line in a poetic composition; one line of poetry.
      2. A division of a metrical composition, such as a stanza of a poem or hymn.
      3. A poem.
      1. A period of ten years.
      2. A group or series of ten.
      1. One of the main divisions of a relatively lengthy piece of writing, such as a book, that is usually numbered or titled.
      2. One of the main divisions of a video recording, usually accessible through an onscreen menu.
      3. A distinct period or sequence of events, as in history or a person's life:
      1. A set of written, printed, or blank pages fastened along one side and encased between protective covers.
      2. An e-book or other electronic resource structured like a book.
      3. A printed or written literary work:
      1. A vertical structure usually consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital, used as a support or standing alone as a monument.
      2. Any slender vertical support, as of steel or reinforced concrete.
      3. Something resembling an architectural column in form or function:
      1. The act or an instance of moving; a change in place or position.
      2. A particular manner of moving.
      3. A change in the location of troops, ships, or aircraft for tactical or strategic purposes.
      1. The forward part or surface, as of a building.
      2. The area, location, or position directly before or ahead.
      3. A position of leadership or superiority.
      1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part:
      2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries.
      1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
      2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
      3. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten:
      1. A piece of material, such as metal or wood, thick at one edge and tapered to a thin edge at the other for insertion in a narrow crevice, used for splitting, tightening, securing, or levering.
      2. Something shaped like a wedge:
      3. A wedge-shaped formation, as in ground warfare.
      1. An irregularly shaped mass or piece.
      2. A small cube of sugar.
      3. A swelling or small palpable mass.
      1. A thin broad piece cut from a larger object:
      2. An often wedge-shaped piece cut from a larger, usually circular object:
      3. A portion or share:
      1. A thing considered as a unit or an element of a larger thing, quantity, or class; a portion:
      2. A portion or part that has been separated from a whole:
      3. An object that is one member of a group or class:
      1. One of a series of steps in a process, course, or progression; a stage:
      2. A step in a direct hereditary line of descent or ascent:
      3. Relative social or official rank, dignity, or position.
      1. One of a set of points on a scale arrived at by dividing a group into parts in order of magnitude. For example, a score equal to or greater than 97 percent of those attained on an examination is said to be in the 97th percentile.
      1. A fraction or ratio with 100 understood as the denominator; for example, 0.98 equals a percentage of 98.
      2. The result obtained by multiplying a quantity by a percent.
      3. A proportion or share in relation to a whole; a part:
      1. A reference standard or sample used for the quantitative comparison of properties:
      2. A unit specified by a scale, such as an inch, or by variable conditions, such as a day's march.
      3. A system of measurement, such as the metric system.
      1. A quantity to be divided.
      2. A share of profits paid to a stockholder or to a policyholder in a mutual insurance society.
      3. A payment pro rata to a creditor of a person adjudged bankrupt.
      1. An expression that indicates the quotient of two quantities, such as13 .
      2. A disconnected piece; a fragment.
      3. A small part; a bit:
      1. A development or consequence growing out of and sometimes complicating a problem, plan, or statement:
      2. The act or process of branching out or dividing into branches.
      3. A subordinate part extending from a main body; a branch.
      1. A secondary woody stem or limb growing from the trunk or main stem of a tree or shrub or from another secondary limb.
      2. A lateral division or subdivision of certain other plant parts, such as a root or flower cluster.
      3. A secondary outgrowth or subdivision of a main axis, such as the tine of a deer's antlers.
      1. A specifically defined division in a system of classification; a class.
      2. Aristotle's modes of objective being, such as quality, quantity, or relation, that are inherent in everything.
      3. Kant's modes of subjective understanding, such as singularity, universality, or particularity, that organize perceptions into knowledge.
      1. A principal administrative division of a government:
      2. A division of a business specializing in a particular product or service:
      3. A division of a school or college dealing with a particular field of knowledge:
      1. A part or division, as of a city or a national economy:
      2. The portion of a circle bounded by two radii and the included arc.
      3. A measuring instrument consisting of two graduated arms hinged together at one end.