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Word Example of - division

    Example Sentences for division

    Sigfried, with the Second Division, followed later in the day.

    Those which were Greek and117 Slavonic were saved by the division of the church.

    As it is, the second party will have Leith's division to deal with.

    But this division is not the only one that should be known and practised.

    On the night of the 4th the retreat began, Pender's division leading.

    He, with his two brothers, set out for the position of the second division.

    The events of last night will, of course, make it impossible for you to again appear in the Division as a candidate.

    In the case of the amoeba the division is into two equal portions.

    Mr. Labouchere moved, and Mr. Macdonald seconded, the rescindment of the resolution of the 22nd, which was lost on division.

    An unhappy tendency to division was soon manifested in the Church.

Word Origin & History of - division

    Word Origin & History

    division late 14c., from O.Fr. division, from L. divisionem (nom. 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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