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division
  • n  an army unit large enough to sustain combat
    two infantry divisions were held in reserve
  • n  one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    the BBC's engineering division
  • n  the act or process of dividing
  • n  an administrative unit in government or business
  • n  discord that splits a group
  • n  a league ranked by quality
  • n  (biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category
  • n  (botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum
  • n  a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings
  • n  a group of ships of similar type
  • n  an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed
  • n  the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
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division_anthophyta
  • n  comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)
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division_archaebacteria
  • n  in some classifications considered a kingdom
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division_bryophyta
  • n  a division of nonflowering plants characterized by rhizoids rather than true roots and having little or no organized vascular tissue and showing alternation of generations between gamete-bearing forms and spore-bearing forms; comprises true mosses (Bryopsida) and liverworts (Hepaticopsida) and hornworts (Anthoceropsida)
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division_chlorophyta
  • n  large division of chiefly freshwater eukaryotic algae that possess chlorophyll a and b, store food as starch, and cellulose cell walls; classes Chlorophyceae, Ulvophyceae, and Charophyceae; obviously ancestral to land plants
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division_chrysophyta
  • n  mostly freshwater eukaryotic algae having the chlorophyll masked by brown or yellow pigment; yellow-green and golden-brown algae and diatoms: Xanthophyceae, Chrysophyceae, Bacillariophyceae; some classification systems superseded or subsumed by Heterokontophyta
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division_cyanophyta
  • n  prokaryotic organisms sometimes considered a class or phylum or subkingdom; coextensive with the Cyanophyceae: cyanobacteria (blue-green algae)
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division_cynodontia
  • n  a division of the order Therapsida from the Triassic period comprising small carnivorous tetrapod reptiles often with mammal-like teeth
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division_eubacteria
  • n  one-celled monerans having simple cells with rigid walls and (in motile types) flagella
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division_eumycota
  • n  true fungi; eukaryotic heterotrophic walled organisms; distinguished from Myxomycota (funguslike slime molds): comprises subdivisions Mastigomycotina; Zygomycotina; Ascomycotina; Basidiomycotina; Deuteromycotina (imperfect fungi)
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division_gymnomycota
  • n  slime molds; organisms having a noncellular and multinucleate creeping vegetative phase and a propagative spore-producing stage: comprises Myxomycetes and Acrasiomycetes; in some classifications placed in the kingdom Protoctista
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division_gymnospermophyta
  • n  plants having naked seeds not enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Gymnospermae) and in others a division (Gymnospermophyta); comprises three subdivisions (or classes): Cycadophytina (class Cycadopsida) and Gnetophytina (class Gnetopsida) and Coniferophytina (class Coniferopsida); in some classifications the Coniferophytina are divided into three groups: Pinophytina (class Pinopsida) and Ginkgophytina (class Ginkgopsida) and Taxophytina (class Taxopsida)
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division_heterokontophyta
  • n  algae having chlorophyll a and usually c, and flagella of unequal lengths; terminology supersedes Chrysophyta in some classifications
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division_lichenes
  • n  comprising the lichens which grow symbiotically with algae; sometimes treated as an independent group more or less coordinate with algae and fungi
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division_magnoliophyta
  • n  comprising flowering plants that produce seeds enclosed in an ovary; in some systems considered a class (Angiospermae) and in others a division (Magnoliophyta or Anthophyta)
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division_myxomycota
  • n  slime molds; organisms having a noncellular and multinucleate creeping vegetative phase and a propagative spore-producing stage: comprises Myxomycetes and Acrasiomycetes; in some classifications placed in the kingdom Protoctista
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division_phaeophyta
  • n  coextensive with class Phaeophyceae; in some classifications subsumed in the division Heterokontophyta
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division_protista
  • n  eukaryotic one-celled living organisms distinct from multicellular plants and animals: protozoa, slime molds, and eukaryotic algae
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