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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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Secondly, more subtly, by its divisionary logic whereby 'water' acts as a delineated border--Offa's Dyke, perhaps?
This can be said to have been the genesis of English's hegemonic and divisionary tendencies, between the elite (those who could use it) and the masses (those who could not use it).
Editor Rebecca Wolff stated her intent in the inaugural issue of 1998, "to confront head-on the divisionary tactics that our literary community applies to itself, and with which we confound ourselves" In this issue, poets who explicitly follow in that spirit include Nicole Cooley and Martha Serpas.
And this very fact, namely, that the divisionary factors are different causes, makes it impossible for them to be mutually subordinated in the manner of dichotomous division: material causes, efficient causes and place cannot serve as differentiae to one another.
Behind divisionary cries of "crikey" the Conservative Mayor of London is a serious right-winger, who cares little for users of public transport.
By describing Clara's condition as vegetative and sponge-like, Marian is not only conveying her own divisionary response to the mind/body dichotomy, but also demeaning and resisting that patriarchal concept of femininity.
However, in deference to very recent authority, she is prepared to accept a 45/55% split to recognise what has come to be called the husband's special/stellar contribution to the generation of the wealth if, despite her submissions, the court were to hold that in this case that is a factor properly to be taken into account in the divisionary process.