division

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. severance, separation, disunion, discord, disjunction, schism; apportionment, partitionment; part, section; unit, group. See class, combatant.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act or result of dividing]
Syn. separation, separating, detachment, apportionment, sharing, partition, parting, partitioning, distribution, severance, divorce, dissociation, cutting, disseverance, carving, subdivision, subdividing, dismemberment, disconnecting, disconnection, distinction, distinguishing, classification, selection, segmenting, segmentation, sectioning, parceling, analysis, diagnosis, dissection, autopsy, reduction, breaking down, breaking up, compartmentalization, districting, rending, scissure, splitting, disuniting, disunion, disassociation, breaking, breakdown, fracture, fissure, branching, divergence, bisection, bipartition, demarcation, disjuncture, contrasting, departmentalizing, schizogenesis, fission, schizogony, mitosis, meiosis.
Ant. union*, joining, gluing.
2. [A part produced by dividing]
Syn. section, kind, sort, portion, compartment, share, split, member, subdivision, parcel, segment, fragment, sector, department, category, branch, ramification, fraction, dividend, measure, percentage, percentile, degree, piece, slice, lump, wedge, cut, lobe, front, movement, column, book, chapter, decade, verse, canto, phrase, clause, line, paragraph, act, scene, episode, passage, apartment, cell, class, moiety, race, clan, tribe, caste, group, unit; see also army 2 , class 1 , 2 , 3 , department 1 , 2 , part 1 .
3. [Discord or disunion]
Syn. dissension, disagreement, breach, schism; see sense 1; disagreement 1 , dispute .
4. [Something that divides]
Syn. dividing line, partition, boundary, divider; see barrier , boundary .
5. [An organized area]
Syn. province, country, state, dominion, shire, department, district, county, municipality, city, town, canton, village, commune, ward, township, residency, constituency, bishopric, prelacy, Parish, range; see also nation 1 , territory 2 .
See Synonym Study at part .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. part section, segment, unit, department, branch, sector, subdivision, component, piece, cut, chunk.
2. disagreement difference of opinion, variance, discord, dissension, dissent, rift, feud, argument.
ANT.: 2. agreement, unity, accord
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. The act or an instance of separating one thing from another: detachment, disjunction, dis-juncture, disseverance, disseverment, disunion, divorce, divorcement, parting, partition, separation, severance, split. See ASSEMBLE, PART. 2. The act of distributing or the condition of being distributed: admeasurement, allocation, assignment, apportionment, dispensation, distribution. See COLLECT. 3. One of the parts into which something is divided: member, part, piece, portion, section, segment, subdivision. See PART. 4. A part of a family, tribe, or other group, or of such a group's language, that is believed to stem from a common ancestor: branch, offshoot, subdivision. See PART. 5. A component of government that performs a given function: agency, arm, branch, department, organ, wing. See PART. 6. A local unit of a business or an auxiliary controlled by such a business: affiliate, branch, subsidiary. See PART. 7. The condition of being divided, as in opinion: disunion, disunity, divergence, divergency, schism. See ASSEMBLE.

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