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American English: /dəˈvɪʒən/
British English: /dɪˈvɪʒ(ə)n/

Translation of division in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 uncountable and countable (distribution) the division of labor (Economics)
    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 (boundary) 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 (part)
    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 (disagreement)
    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 (Military) 4.1 (in an army)
    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.
    4.2 (of ships, planes)
  • 5 countable (Sport) 5.1 (in boxing)
    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.
    5.2 (in US: area)
    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) a team in the first division
    un equipo de primera división
  • 6 uncountable and countable (Mathematics)
    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 (British) (Politics)
    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?
  • 8 uncountable (splitting) (of particles, cells)
    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?
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