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noun British English pronunciation: division /dɪˈvɪʒ(ə)n/ 
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singulardivision
pluraldivisions
 
  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] the process of separating people or things into smaller groups or parts
    division of:

    Civil war eventually led to a permanent division of the country.

    division of something into something:

    Many parents opposed the division of the classes into different sets.

    1. a.
      the process of separating something into smaller parts and sharing it among two or more people
      division of:

      the division of the land after the previous owner died

      division of something between/among someone:

      a fair division of responsibilities among the members of the committee

  2. 4
    [countable/uncountable] a disagreement between people, especially between people who belong to the same group

    The argument revealed deep divisions in the ranks of the Party.

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