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division

Pronunciation: /dəˈvɪʒən; dɪˈvɪʒən/

Translation of division in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 1.1 u and c (distribution) reparto (masculine), división (feminine) the division of labor [Economics/Economía] la división del trabajo
    Example sentences
    • In the case of land, wealth and sovereignty, sharing can be understood best as sharing by division which involves the apportionment of goods between individuals.
    • I interpret the distribution as a mutually agreeable division of the chattels in question.
    • It was complicated and did not reflect the division of responsibilities between schools and LEAs.
    1.2 countable/numerable (boundary) división (feminine) religious /linguistic/class divisions divisiones religiosas/lingüísticas/de clase
    Example sentences
    • In just four minutes the boom, like a wall, can be raised up from a 1.8 metre deep slot at the bed of the pool, creating a solid division.
    • The only division between her classroom and his is a wooden partition erected in 1930.
    • Not only was it virtually naked, stripped of all lights, signs and road markings, but there was no division between road and sidewalk.
    1.3 countable/numerable (part) división (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • This attractive roadside holding, of 11 elevated acres, is situated two miles from Kilmallock, is divided into three main divisions and has mains water supply.
    • In each school, the children will be divided into four divisions in conformity with their age groups.
    • During the 1940s, the medical parties were divided into three divisions.
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable (disagreement) desacuerdo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • This election has uncovered a vast cultural division between Americans, but what is the cause?
    • There was a real and deeply worrying possibility that it would reopen the Cold War division between East and West.
    • It has created disunity and division between people.
  • 4 countable/numerable [Military/Militar] 4.1 (in an army) división (feminine) 4.2 (of ships, planes) división (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • However, brigades, divisions, corps, and armies formed only as needed in wartime and were promptly disbanded during peacetime.
    • It contained eight infantry divisions, one cavalry brigade, and a tank brigade.
    • Today's Army divisions are composed of brigades, not regiments.
  • 5 countable/numerable [Sport/Deporte] 5.1 (in boxing) categoría (feminine) 5.2 (in US: area) zona (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • The city's six police divisions will be merged into four in a move that will see management and administration cuts while support staff will help police officers with paperwork, giving them more time on the beat.
    • Currently 12 of the 16 police divisions in the city offer programs similar to Community Alert and Auto-dialler.
    • Sources say that in city divisions such as Howdenhall, which covers a large part of south Edinburgh, there can be as few as four beat officers available on day and night shifts.
    5.3 (in UK: by standard) división (feminine) a team in the first division un equipo de primera división
    Example sentences
    • Jefferson, 27, currently ranks second in the U.S. at 73 kg, one of the most competitive weight divisions in judo.
    • Things will even out now that teams are playing more teams outside of their divisions, and the preseason expectations will look more viable.
    • By the end of the decade the league had eight teams in two divisions and all teams played a 72-game schedule.
  • 6 u and c [Mathematics/Matemáticas] división (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Every second millions of cells divide in our body and the process of division is called the cell cycle.
    • This affects the growth, reproduction and division of cells and the communication of signals between the outside of the cell and the nucleus inside the cell.
    • These cells replicate by division, do they not?
    Example sentences
    • The work contains 11 chapters, one each on topics such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, square roots and cube roots.
    • Topics considered include addition and subtraction of decimal numbers followed by multiplication and division of decimal numbers.
    • There I learned addition, multiplication, division and subtraction, mostly from several private tutors.
    Example sentences
    • I found it perfectly reasonable that division by a fraction should equal multiplication by its reciprocal.
    • The rules for multiplication and division of a matrix by a scalar (a real number) are simpler.
    • The former is better for addition and subtraction of vectors, but can be used for multiplication and division of vectors as well.
  • 7 countable/numerable (British English/inglés británico) [Politics/Política] votación (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Eventually, when we got to the final vote on the third reading a division was not even called, so I did not even have to have the necessary vote.
    • The Bolton West MP took part in just 29.2 per cent of divisions or votes in the last parliamentary session - placing her 13 th from bottom.
    • If the Hunting Bill was so important, why did neither the Prime Minister nor the Chancellor bother to vote in most divisions?
    Example sentences
    • The county's electoral divisions will change next year and South Woodham looks set to be freed from the nearby villages it is tied to, making it a stand-alone division
    • A total of 229 hopefuls have put their names forward as candidates for each of the county's divisions for the election on May 5.
    • Winston Jones, making his first appearance in South Bradford as prospective parliamentary candidate for the division, was introduced to the new branch.

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