1. Noun.  (uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.
  2. Noun.  Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
  3. Noun.  (arithmetic, uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
  4. Noun.  (arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.
  5. Noun.  (military) A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
  6. Noun.  A section of a large company.
  7. Noun.  (biology, taxonomy) A rank (Latin ''divisio'') below kingdom and above class, particularly used of plants or fungi, also (particularly of animals) called a phylum; a taxon at that rank.
  8. Noun.  A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
  9. Noun.  (music) A florid instrumental variation of a melody in the 17th and 18th centuries, originally conceived as the dividing of each of a succession of long notes into several short ones.
  10. Noun.  (music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
  11. Noun.  (legal) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.
  12. Noun.  (computing) Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code.

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