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  • Mathematics The operation of determining how many times one quantity is contained in another; the inverse of multiplication.
  • The proportional distribution of a quantity or entity.
  • Something, such as a boundary or partition, that serves to divide or keep separate.
  • One of the parts, sections, or groups into which something is divided.
  • An area of government or corporate activity organized as an administrative or functional unit.
  • A territorial section marked off for political or governmental purposes.
  • An administrative and tactical military unit that is smaller than a corps but is self-contained and equipped for prolonged combat activity.
  • A group of several ships of similar type forming a tactical unit under a single command in the U.S. Navy.
  • A unit of the U.S. Air Force larger than a wing and smaller than an air force.
  • Botany The highest taxonomic category, consisting of one or more related classes, and corresponding approximately to a phylum in zoological classification. See Table at taxonomy.
  • A category created for purposes of competition, as in boxing.
  • Variance of opinion; disagreement.
  • A splitting into factions; disunion.
  • The physical separation and regrouping of members of a parliament according to their stand on an issue put to vote.
  • Biology Cell division.
  • A type of propagation characteristic of plants that spread by means of newly formed parts such as bulbs, suckers, or rhizomes.