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Phylum vs. Division

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Phylumnoun

(taxonomy) A rank in the classification of organisms, below kingdom and above class; also called a division, especially in describing plants; a taxon at that rank

‘Mammals belong to the phylum Chordata.’;

Divisionnoun

(uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.

Phylumnoun

(linguistics) A large division of possibly related languages, or a major language family which is not subordinate to another.

Divisionnoun

Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.

Phylumnoun

One of the larger divisions of the animal kingdom; a branch; a grand division.

Divisionnoun

The process of dividing a number by another.

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Phylumnoun

A series of animals or plants genetically connected.

Divisionnoun

(arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.

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

Phylumnoun

(linguistics) a large group of languages that are historically related

Divisionnoun

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

Phylumnoun

(biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes

Divisionnoun

A section of a large company.

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Phylumnoun

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

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.’;

Phylumnoun

a group of languages related to each other less closely than those forming a family, especially one in which the relationships are unclear.

Divisionnoun

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

Phylum

In biology, a phylum (; plural: phyla) is a level of classification or taxonomic rank below kingdom and above class. Traditionally, in botany the term division has been used instead of phylum, although the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi, and plants accepts the terms as equivalent.

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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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.

Divisionnoun

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

Divisionnoun

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

Divisionnoun

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

Divisionnoun

A lesson; a class.

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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