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Fraction vs. Division

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Fractionnoun

A part of a whole, especially a comparatively small part.

Divisionnoun

(uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.

Fractionnoun

A ratio of two numbers, the numerator and the denominator, usually written one above the other and separated by a horizontal bar.

Divisionnoun

Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.

Fractionnoun

(chemistry) A component of a mixture, separated by fractionation.

Divisionnoun

The process of dividing a number by another.

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Fractionnoun

In a eucharistic service, the breaking of the host.

Divisionnoun

(arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.

‘I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.’;

Fractionnoun

A small amount.

Divisionnoun

(military) A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.

Fractionnoun

The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.

Divisionnoun

A section of a large company.

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Fractionverb

To divide or break into fractions.

Divisionnoun

(taxonomy) A rank 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.’;

Fractionnoun

The act of breaking, or state of being broken, especially by violence.

‘Neither can the natural body of Christ be subject to any fraction or breaking up.’;

Divisionnoun

A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.

Fractionnoun

A portion; a fragment.

‘Some niggard fractions of an hour.’;

Divisionnoun

(government) A method by which a legislature is separated into groups in order to take a better estimate of vote than a voice vote.

‘The House of Commons has voted to approve the third reading of the bill without a division. The bill will now progress to the House of Lords.’;

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Fractionnoun

One or more aliquot parts of a unit or whole number; an expression for a definite portion of a unit or magnitude.

Divisionnoun

(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.

Fractionverb

To separate by means of, or to subject to, fractional distillation or crystallization; to fractionate; - frequently used with out; as, to fraction out a certain grade of oil from pretroleum.

Divisionnoun

(music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.

Fractionnoun

a component of a mixture that has been separated by a fractional process

Divisionnoun

(legal) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.

Fractionnoun

a small part or item forming a piece of a whole

Divisionnoun

(computing) Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code

Fractionnoun

the quotient of two rational numbers

Divisionnoun

A lesson; a class.

Fractionverb

perform a division;

‘Can you divide 49 by seven?’;

Divisionnoun

The act or process of diving anything into parts, or the state of being so divided; separation.

‘I was overlooked in the division of the spoil.’;

Divisionnoun

That which divides or keeps apart; a partition.

Divisionnoun

The portion separated by the divining of a mass or body; a distinct segment or section.

‘Communities and divisions of men.’;

Divisionnoun

Disunion; difference in opinion or feeling; discord; variance; alienation.

‘There was a division among the people.’;

Divisionnoun

Difference of condition; state of distinction; distinction; contrast.

‘I will put a division between my people and thy people.’;

Divisionnoun

Separation of the members of a deliberative body, esp. of the Houses of Parliament, to ascertain the vote.

‘The motion passed without a division.’;

Divisionnoun

The process of finding how many times one number or quantity is contained in another; the reverse of multiplication; also, the rule by which the operation is performed.

Divisionnoun

The separation of a genus into its constituent species.

Divisionnoun

Two or more brigades under the command of a general officer.

Divisionnoun

One of the groups into which a fleet is divided.

Divisionnoun

A course of notes so running into each other as to form one series or chain, to be sung in one breath to one syllable.

Divisionnoun

The distribution of a discourse into parts; a part so distinguished.

Divisionnoun

A grade or rank in classification; a portion of a tribe or of a class; or, in some recent authorities, equivalent to a subkingdom.

Divisionnoun

an army unit large enough to sustain combat;

‘two infantry divisions were held in reserve’;

Divisionnoun

one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole;

‘the written part of the exam’; ‘the finance section of the company’; ‘the BBC's engineering division’;

Divisionnoun

the act or process of dividing

Divisionnoun

an administrative unit in government or business

Divisionnoun

an arithmetic operation that is the inverse of multiplication; the quotient of two numbers is computed

Divisionnoun

discord that splits a group

Divisionnoun

a league ranked by quality;

‘he played baseball in class D for two years’; ‘Princeton is in the NCAA Division 1-AA’;

Divisionnoun

(biology) a group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category

Divisionnoun

(botany) taxonomic unit of plants corresponding to a phylum

Divisionnoun

a unit of the United States Air Force usually comprising two or more wings

Divisionnoun

a group of ships of similar type

Divisionnoun

the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart

Divisionnoun

the action of separating something into parts or the process of being separated

‘a gene that helps regulate cell division’; ‘the division of the land into small fields’;

Divisionnoun

the distribution of something separated into parts

‘the division of his estates between the two branches of his family’;

Divisionnoun

an instance of members of a legislative body separating into two groups to vote

‘the new clause was agreed without a division’;

Divisionnoun

the action of splitting the roots of a perennial plant into parts to be replanted separately, as a means of propagation

‘the plant can also be easily increased by division in autumn’;

Divisionnoun

the action of dividing a wider class into two or more subclasses.

Divisionnoun

difference or disagreement between two or more groups, typically producing tension

‘a growing sense of division between north and south’; ‘deep cultural divisions’;

Divisionnoun

the process of dividing one number by another

‘no multiplication or division is necessary’;

Divisionnoun

the process of dividing a matrix, vector, or other quantity by another under specific rules to obtain a quotient.

Divisionnoun

each of the parts into which something is divided

‘the main divisions of the book’;

Divisionnoun

a major section of an organization, with responsibility for a particular area of activity

‘a retail division’;

Divisionnoun

a group of army brigades or regiments

‘an infantry division’;

Divisionnoun

a number of teams or competitors grouped together in a sport for competitive purposes according to such characteristics as ability or weight

‘the club will finish second in Division One’;

Divisionnoun

a part of a county, country, or city defined for administrative or political purposes

‘a licensing division of a district’;

Divisionnoun

a part of a county or borough forming a parliamentary constituency

‘he was MP for the Lancaster division of North Lancashire’;

Divisionnoun

a principal taxonomic category that ranks above class and below kingdom, equivalent to the phylum in zoology.

Divisionnoun

any subsidiary category between major levels of classification.

Divisionnoun

a partition

‘the villagers lived in a communal building and there were no solid divisions between neighbours’;

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