A division is a large military unit or formation, usually consisting of between 10,000 and 30,000 soldiers. In most armies, a division is composed of several regiments or brigades; in turn, several divisions typically make up a corps. In most modern militaries, a division tends to be the smallest combined arms unit capable of independent operations; this is due to its self-sustaining role as a unit with a range of combat troops and suitable combat support forces, which can be divided into various organic combinations.

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  1. The act or process of dividing anything.
  2. Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
  3. The process of dividing a number by another.
  4. A calculation that involves this process.
    I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
  5. A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
  6. A section of a large company.
  7. 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
    Magnolias belong to the division Magnoliophyta.
  8. A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
  9. 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. A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
  11. A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.
  12. Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code
  13. A lesson; a class.

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