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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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References in classic literature ?
There is no longer a clear division between what is foreign and what is domestic.
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.
The guild-masters were pushed on one side by the manufacturing middle class; division of labour between the different corporate guilds vanished in the face of division of labour in each single workshop.
These three great divisions of the higher Martians had been forced into a mighty alliance as the drying up of the Martian seas had compelled them to seek the comparatively few and always diminishing fertile areas, and to defend themselves, under new conditions of life, against the wild hordes of green men.
Among the passengers was a number of officials and military officers of various grades, the latter being either attached to the regular British forces or commanding the Sepoy troops, and receiving high salaries ever since the central government has assumed the powers of the East India Company: for the sub-lieutenants get 280 pounds, brigadiers, 2,400 pounds, and generals of divisions, 4,000 pounds.
Since the objects of imitation are men in action, and these men must be either of a higher or a lower type (for moral character mainly answers to these divisions, goodness and badness being the distinguishing marks of moral differences), it follows that we must represent men either as better than in real life, or as worse, or as they are.
There will be, in all times and in all countries, particularly if religious divisions exist in those countries, fanatics who ask nothing better than to become martyrs.
The delighted builder then offered his services in providing a suitable crew for the little vessel, but this Dantes declined with many thanks, saying he was accustomed to cruise about quite alone, and his principal pleasure consisted in managing his yacht himself; the only thing the builder could oblige him in would be to contrive a sort of secret closet in the cabin at his bed's head, the closet to contain three divisions, so constructed as to be concealed from all but himself.
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.
The different divisions of that kind of news are set down in their order, which varies but slightly in its arrangement of concise headlines.
Then, after that, suppose we put in some of these coloured pebbles--just to mark the divisions between the different kinds of flowers, you know.
You observe there are no divisions between the words.