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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 ?
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.
Speaking in round numbers, the division of property, as settled by the will, stood thus.
The division of labour to which he had referred was this: - Traddles cut the mutton into slices; Mr.
When I got into my little room, I sat down and took a long look at it, as a mean little room that I should soon be parted from and raised above, for ever, It was furnished with fresh young remembrances too, and even at the same moment I fell into much the same confused division of mind between it and the better rooms to which I was going, as I had been in so often between the forge and Miss Havisham's, and Biddy and Estella.
The party of Zinita was made up of women and of certain men who loved and feared their wives, but that of Nada was the greatest, and it was all of men, with Umslopogaas at the head of them, and from this division came much bitterness abroad, and quarrelling in the huts.
While occupying myself with these no doubt wanton reflections on the unfair division of opportunities in human life, I was leisurely crossing the common, and presently I came up with a pedestrian who, though I had little suspected it as I caught sight of him ahead, was destined by a kind providence to make more entertaining talk for me in half an hour than most people provide in a lifetime.
The numbers who hastened to execute this duty, considering that an interesting division of spoil was about to take place, showed how much the troop had at heart the safety of their spiritual father.
My men were sent by an equal division into both the pirate ships, and my sloop new manned.
His two sisters and his brother, Raoul, would not hear of a division and waived their claim to their shares, leaving themselves entirely in Philippe's hands, as though the right of primogeniture had never ceased to exist.
There is no longer a clear division between what is foreign and what is domestic.
The necessity of a concurrent jurisdiction in certain cases results from the division of the sovereign power; and the rule that all authorities, of which the States are not explicitly divested in favor of the Union, remain with them in full vigor, is not a theoretical consequence of that division, but is clearly admitted by the whole tenor of the instrument which contains the articles of the proposed Constitution.
Let candid men judge, then, whether the division of America into any given number of independent sovereignties would tend to secure us against the hostilities and improper interference of foreign nations.