division-n; 9 Senses

Sense Number 1: an operational military unit

Commentary: DIVISION[+entity][+part][+military]

They are calling up an extra division of infantry.
An entire division of their air force was wiped out on the ground.
They have built up their navy to include a two divisions of battleships.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 9, 10

Sense Number 2: the process of separating into parts

Commentary: DIVISION[+activity][+process][+separation]
NOTE: is not a direct object of a verb, is after a PREPOSITION or in an SCOMP
NOTE: often occurs as 'division OF x'

Let's come up with a fair division of labor on this project.
The cancer is especially vulnerable to the drug during cell division
The children quarreled over the division of the candy.
They watched him carefully to ensure that the division of gold done properly.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 9, 10

Sense Number 3: a taxonomic group of organisms, e.g. plants

Commentary: DIVISION[+group][+natural][+organisms]

Which division of the plant kingdom does algae belong in?
Scholars don't all agree on his divisions of these species of organisms.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 7, 8

Sense Number 4: an amount or portion of something

Commentary: DIVISION[+quantity][+amount]
NOTE: occurs as a direct object of a verb

Each university will receive an equal division of the total funding.
Labor feels it has always received a smaller division of the pie than management.
Mary keeps a large division of her garden just for lettuce.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 5: an administrative department

Commentary: DIVISION[+social][+unit][+administrative]

There are a couple of job openings in our product division.
He used to work in some division of the Department of Education.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 6: a mathematical operation

Commentary: DIVISION[+activity][+operation][+mathematical]

My brother taught me how to do division.
Division by zero is something to be avoided.
These story problems involve division and multiplication.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 11

Sense Number 7: a state of discord or strife

Commentary: DIVISION[+state][+discord]
NOTE: often occurs with prep 'between' or 'among', implies a negative state of affairs

The divisions among the royal family may destroy the monarchy.
The long-standing division between these peoples will make peace difficult.
There was an unspoken division between them about how to raise their daughter.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 8: a ranked league, e.g., sports

Commentary: DIVISION[+social][+league][+ranked]

At the volleyball tournament John will play in the top division.
They won the championship of their division last year.
As a chess player I'd probably only make the third or fourth division.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 9: a boundary or delimiter

Commentary: DIVISION[+object][+abstract][+boundary]

The river forms a natural division between the two countries.
The division between our properties is indicated only by an old post.
The old party divisions along ideological lines are becoming blurred.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: 1a-2