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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DIVISION

Division on public questions can no longer be traced by the war maps of 1861.

It is wrong to waste the precious gift of time, on acrimony and division.

If you can get off for an hour, won't you take the trolley to the end of Division Street?

Sayac means a station or division, Anta is a small town near Cuzco.

But when the division of all this wealth came to be made, lo!

Dick felt that their own division under McClernand was also making progress.

Enter the first division, and a legend at your feet indicated the ten-cent territory.

The wisdom of Solomon would be necessary to settle the just division of the children.

In the southern district this division is tacitly agreed upon.

On the 30th of January, at daybreak, the 1st Division again advanced.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French division, from Latin divisionem (nominative divisio), from divid-, stem of dividere (see divide). Military sense is first recorded 1590s. Mathematical sense is from early 15c. The mathematical division sign supposedly was invented by British mathematician John Pell (1611-1685) who taught at Cambridge and Amsterdam.

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