division


division
noun
1 dividing sth into separate parts
ADJECTIVE
clear, simple

Sometimes there is no simple division between good and evil.

complex
rigid
broad, rough
equal, fair
unequal

an unequal division of the cake

conventional, traditional

the traditional division of language into grammar and vocabulary

hierarchical

hierarchical division between ‘workers’ and ‘management’

threefold, three-way, tripartite
cell
nuclear
VERB + DIVISION
make

You can make a rough division of his music into ‘light’ and ‘serious’.

PREPOSITION
division among

His will detailed his assets and gave instructions for their division among his children.

division between

the division of the money between the members

division into

In selling there is a broad division into direct and indirect methods.

PHRASES
the division of labour/labor
the division of wealth
2 differences between two groups, things, etc.
ADJECTIVE
bitter, deep, great, sharp

There are sharp divisions within the party over the proposals.

fundamental
factional, internal

factional divisions within the party

north-south
class, cultural, ethnic, gender, ideological, political, racial, sectarian, social
VERB + DIVISION
cause, create, provoke
exploit
deepen, exacerbate, reinforce
heal

The speech is intended to heal divisions within the party.

overcome, transcend

faith and love which transcends every division and prejudice

PREPOSITION
division among

There are reports of serious divisions among senior party members.

division between
division within

division within the government

3 section of an organization
ADJECTIVE
regional
international, multinational
manufacturing, marketing, news, retail, sales, training, wholesale
administrative

the administrative divisions of the empire

airborne, armoured/armored, infantry
VERB + DIVISION
command, head, lead, oversee, run
establish, form
launch

The company recently launched its publishing division.

deploy (= an army division)
DIVISION + NOUN
chief (esp. AmE), commander (= in the army), director, head, leader, manager, president (esp. AmE)
headquarters
PREPOSITION
in the … division

She works in the marketing division.

4 in sports
ADJECTIVE
first, high, junior, low, premier, second, senior, top, etc.

He's now playing in the higher divisions.

heavyweight, lightweight, middleweight, etc. (= in boxing, etc.)
VERB + DIVISION
clinch, win (both AmE)

The Ravens finished 10–6 and won the division.

dominate
DIVISION + NOUN
championship, crown, title

The team won its tenth consecutive division title.

competition, game, series (all AmE)
champ (informal), champion, winner
rivals
lead (AmE)

The team have a three game division lead.

PREPOSITION
in the … division

They compete in the senior division of the chess league.

5 dividing one number by another
ADJECTIVE
long
VERB + DIVISION
do

Can you do long division?

PREPOSITION
division by

division by three


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