What is division?

  • (noun): Discord that splits a group.
    Synonyms: variance
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on division, divisions:

352nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht) - History - D-Day
... reserve element of the 352nd Infantry Division, was diverted away from Omaha and Gold beaches and the 101st Airborne Division's drop zones ... spent the morning of 6 June searching the woods for parachutists, believing an airborne division had landed in the area but which turned out to be dummies dropped as part of Operation Titanic ... D-Day (Operation Overlord), opposing the US 1st and 29th divisions at Omaha Beach ...
8th Armoured Brigade (United Kingdom) - Into Germany - Operation Blackcock
... under command of the XII Corps, by three divisions, the 7th Armoured Division, the 52nd Lowland Division and the 43rd Wessex Division ("Wessex Wyverns") ... The SRY were to support 52nd (Lowland) Division in a frontal attack, while the rest of the Brigade, with 155th Infantry Brigade under command, were to operate ... was to follow close on the heels of the 7th Armoured Division, break-out at the northern end of the line and then to turn sharp right, coming down behind all the German positions confronting 52nd (Lowland ...
8th Infantry Division (Poland) - History - Polish-Bolshevik War
... The division was formed at the end of World War I as one of the first large infantry units of the renascent Polish state ... At the end of the war, in September 1920 the division (then composed of four infantry regiments (namely 13th, 21st, 33rd and 36th) had 6210 men under arms and formed the core of the Reserves of the ... Iwaszkiewicz's Polish 6th Army, the division (then commanded by Col ...
8th Armoured Division (United Kingdom) - History
... The division was sent to North Africa but never saw active service as a complete formation ... As the division could not be provided with a lorried infantry brigade, it was broken up and was finally disbanded in Egypt on 1 January 1943 ... of El Alamein a plan was put forth to use the remains of the division as a self-contained pursuit force to dart forward into the German-Italian rear as far as possibly Tobruk, however the plan to ...
352nd Infantry Division (Wehrmacht)
... The 352nd Infantry Division (352 ... Infanterie-Division) was a formation of the German Wehrmacht during World War II ...

More definitions of "division":

  • (noun): An arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed.
  • (noun): (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.
  • (noun): An administrative unit in government or business.
  • (noun): An army unit large enough to sustain combat.
    Example: "Two infantry divisions were held in reserve"
  • (noun): (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum.
  • (noun): A unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings.
    Synonyms: air division
  • (noun): The act or process of dividing.
  • (noun): A league ranked by quality.
    Example: "Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA"
    Synonyms: class
  • (noun): One of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole.
    Example: "The BBC's engineering division"
    Synonyms: part, section

Famous quotes containing the word division:

    In this world, which is so plainly the antechamber of another, there are no happy men. The true division of humanity is between those who live in light and those who live in darkness. Our aim must be to diminish the number of the latter and increase the number of the former. That is why we demand education and knowledge.
    Victor Hugo (1802–1885)

    The glory of the farmer is that, in the division of labors, it is his part to create. All trade rests at last on his primitive activity.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Affection, indulgence, and humor alike are powerless against the instinct of children to rebel. It is essential to their minds and their wills as exercise is to their bodies. If they have no reasons, they will invent them, like nations bound on war. It is hard to imagine families limp enough always to be at peace. Wherever there is character there will be conflict. The best that children and parents can hope for is that the wounds of their conflict may not be too deep or too lasting.
    —New York State Division of Youth Newsletter (20th century)