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division sign  

     ( division signs    plural  ) A division sign is the symbol ÷ used between two numbers to show that the first number has to be divided by the second.      n-count  
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division     ( divisions    plural  )
1       n-uncount   The divisionof a large unit into two or more distinct parts is the act of separating it into these parts.  
oft with poss, oft N into pl-n  
...the unification of Germany, after its division into two states at the end of World War Two.     
2       n-uncount   The divisionof something among people or things is its separation into parts which are distributed among the people or things.  
oft N of n among/between pl-n  
The current division of labor between workers and management will alter.     
3       n-uncount   Division is the arithmetical process of dividing one number into another number.,   (Antonym: multiplication)    I taught my daughter how to do division at the age of six.     
4       n-var   A division is a significant distinction or argument between two groups, which causes the two groups to be considered as very different and separate.  
oft N between/among pl-n   (=divide)  
The division between the prosperous west and the impoverished east remains.     
5       n-count   In a large organization, a division is a group of departments whose work is done in the same place or is connected with similar tasks.  
usu supp N  
...the bank's Latin American division.     
6       n-count   A division is a group of military units which fight as a single unit.  
usu supp N  
Several armoured divisions are being moved from Germany.     
7       n-count   In some sports, such as football, baseball, and basketball, a division is one of the groups of teams which make up a league. The teams in each division are considered to be approximately the same standard, and they all play against each other during the season.  
usu supp N  


division sign        ( division signs    plural  ) A division sign is the symbol ÷ used between two numbers to show that the first number has to be divided by the second.      n-count  

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division  

1    bisection, cutting up, detaching, dividing, partition, separation, splitting up  
2    allotment, apportionment, distribution, sharing  
3    border, boundary, demarcation, divide, divider, dividing line, partition  
4    branch, category, class, compartment, department, group, head, part, portion, section, sector, segment  
5    breach, difference of opinion, disagreement, discord, disunion, estrangement, feud, rupture, split, variance  
  
Antonyms     
  
5    accord, agreement, concord, harmony, peace, union, unity  

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