Synonyms of division
1 separationDictionary • a division into two independent factions
separation • a permanent separation from his son
partition • the fighting which followed the partition of India
2 sharing • the division of labour between workers and management
distribution • a more equitable distribution of wealth
assignment • The state prohibited the assignment of licences to competitors.
allocation • Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
allotment • His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
apportionment • the apportionment of resources
3 disagreementDictionary • the division between the prosperous west and the impoverished east
disagreement • My instructor and I had a brief disagreement.
split • a split in the party
breach • the breach between Tito and Stalin
feud • a long and bitter feud between families
rift • They hope to heal the rift with their father.
rupture • a major rupture between the two countries
abyss • She leapt to her death in a nearby abyss.
chasm • the chasm that separates the rich from the poor
variance • the variances in the stock price
discord • He foments discord among the allies.
difference of opinion
estrangement • The quarrel marked the beginning of a 20-year estrangement.
4 dividing lineDictionary • the division between North and South Korea
border • Clifford is enjoying life north of the border.
boundary • the boundary between childhood and adulthood
partition • offices divided only by a glass partition
demarcation • The demarcation of duties became more blurred.
5 departmentDictionary • the sales division
department • He worked in the sales department.
group • The recipes are divided into groups according to their main ingredients.
sector • the nation's manufacturing sector
branch • He had a fascination for submarines and joined this branch of the service.
6 partDictionary • Each was divided into several divisions.
part • A large part of his earnings went on repaying the bank loan.
bit • The best bit was the car chase.
piece • Another piece of cake?
section • a geological section of a rock
sector • Officers were going to retake sectors of the city.
class • the relationship between different social classes
category • The entries were organised into six different categories.
segment • the poorer segments of society
portion • I have spent a large portion of my life here.
fraction • You will find only a fraction of the collection on display.
compartment • We usually put the mind, the body and the spirit into three separate compartments.
PROVERB:He who divides gets the worst share
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• She leapt to her death in a nearby abyss.
allocationThe allocation of something is the decision that it should be given to a particular person or used for a particular purpose.
• Town planning and land allocation had to be co-ordinated.
allotmentAn allotment of something is a share or amount of it that is given to someone.
• His meagre allotment of gas had to be saved for emergencies.
Thesaurus for division from the Collins English Thesaurus
the act of dividing or state of being divided