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division

 [dĭ-vizh´un]
the act of separating into parts.
cell division fission of a cell, the process by which cells reproduce.

di·vi·sion

(di-vizh'ŭn),
A separating into two or more parts.
See also: ramus.
Synonym(s): divisio [TA]

division

/di·vi·sion/ (dĭ-vizh´un)
1. the act of separating into parts.
2. a section or part of a larger structure.
3. in the taxonomy of plants and fungi, a level of classification equivalent to the phylum of the animal kingdom.

cell division  fission of a cell.
direct cell division  see amitosis.
indirect cell division  see meiosis and mitosis.
maturation division  meiosis.

division

(dĭ-vĭzh′ən)
n.
1. The act or process of dividing.
2. Cell division.
3. In botany, the taxonomic category ranking just below kingdom, consisting of one or more related classes, and corresponding approximately to a phylum in zoological classification.

division

Etymology: L, dividere, to divide
1 an administrative subunit in a hospital, such as a division of medical nursing or a division of surgical nursing.
2 (in public health nursing) an area that encompasses several geographic districts.
3 the separation of something into two or more parts or sections, such as cell division.

di·vi·sion

(di-vizh'ŭn)
A separating into two or more parts.
Synonym(s): divisio.

division

  1. a major grouping in plant classification (see PLANT KINGDOM).
  2. the process of the formation of daughter cells from a parent cell (see CELL DIVISION).

di·vi·sion

(di-vizh'ŭn)
A separating into two or more parts.
See also: ramus

division

the act of separating into parts.

cell division
fission of a cell, the process by which cells reproduce.

Patient discussion about division

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It should be noted that though the above observations highlight the importance of division of labor, Marx and Stigler do not furnish us with the theory as to why division of labor leads to the satisfaction of the three conditions that the present paper holds to be important for the absence of skill gap constraints.
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According to Adam Smith (1776), multistage production typically evolves through a division of labor in which a complex task, such as producing a sophisticated product, is resolved into simpler tasks, each carried out by specialists, who typically learn their task by repetition "on the job.
We found that when wives are doing work together with their husbands, they are more satisfied with the division of labor," he said.
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157) properly called the division of labor "the fundamental social phenomenon" (along with human cooperation in general).
Honey bees have a sharp division of labor between queens, which reproduce, and workers, which care for the brood and forage for food, while among paper wasps social roles are much more fluid," he said.
Synopsis: Married couples in America today maintain a strong and traditional division of labor, with 68% of married adults saying the wife does the laundry, and 57% saying the husband does the yard work.
As a result, a division of labor arose beginning around 40,000 years ago that roughly corresponds to the arrangement found in most foraging societies today, say Steven L.
Damarland mole rats are the only mammals that are eusocial, which means their reproduction is a cooperative affair with a caste-like division of labor.
This mundane contrast points to the prevalent division of labor, a social force so powerful yet so ordinary that most people, even the most progressive, take it for granted.
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