DIVISION, n. S as z. L. See Divide.
1. The act of dividing or separating into parts, any entire body.
2. The state of being divided.
3. That which divides or separates; that which keeps apart; partition.
4. The part separated from the rest by a partition or line, real or imaginary; as the divisions of a field.
5. A separate body of men; as, communities and divisions of men.
6. A part or distinct portion; as the divisions of a discourse.
7. A part of an army or militia; a body consisting of a certain number of brigades usually two, and commanded by a major general. But the term is often applied to other bodies or portions of an army, as to a brigade, a squadron or a platoon.
8. A part of a fleet, or a select number of ships under a commander, and distinguished by a particular flag or pendant.
9. Disunion; discord; variance; difference.
There was a division among the people. John 7.
10. Space between the notes of music, or the dividing of the tones.
I will put a division between my people and thy people. Exodus 8.
12. The separation of voters in a legislative house.
13. In arithmetic, the dividing of a number or quantity into any parts assigned; or the rule by which is found how many times one number is contained in another.