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divisions

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

Embellishment of a melodic line with additional, more rapid notes, found for example in repeats of strains in keyboard or lute music. Extemporizing divisions was an expected musical skill...

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division

Overview page. Subjects: Military History.

N.a group of army brigades or regiments: an infantry division.

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division

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 11 words.

n.a group of army brigades or regiments: an infantry division.

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division

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health.

n. 1. the separation of an organ or tissue into parts by surgery. 2. see cell division.

1. the separation of an organ or tissue...

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divisions

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

(of courts)

Specialised benches within courts or tribunals dedicated to hearing matters of a particular type (e.g. the Commercial and Equity Division of a Supreme Court's Trial...

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Division

Edited by Susie Dent.

in Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of English. 185 words.

(1) The sign ÷ for division was introduced by John Pell (1611–85), the noted Cambridge mathematician, who became

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division

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 18 words.

n. 1. the separation of an organ or tissue into parts by surgery. 2. see cell division.

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Division

Peter Dennis, Jeffrey Grey, Ewan Morris, Robin Prior and Jean Bou.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 614 words.

A division is a military formation combining the necessary arms and services required for sustained independent operations, and is usually

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divisions

Overview page. Subjects: Shakespeare Studies and Criticism.

Embellishment of a melodic line with additional, more rapid notes, found for example in repeats of strains in keyboard or lute music. Extemporizing divisions was an expected musical skill...

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division

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science — Biological Sciences.

A category used traditionally in the classification of plants that consists of one or several similar classes. An example is the Spermatophyta (seed-bearing plants). In modern...

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Division

Frank Traficante.

in Grove Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 1765 words.

A term used in England during the 17th century for a technique of improvised variation in which the notes of a cantus firmus, or Ground, are divided into shorter ones, usually not of the...

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division

Overview page. Subjects: Accounting.

A part of an organization, usually an investment centre or profit centre, which, although ultimately responsible to head office, enjoys a degree of autonomy in terms of decisions. Divisions...

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divisionism

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A method of painting in which colour effects are obtained by applying small areas or dots of pure, unmixed colours on the canvas in such a way that to a spectator standing at an appropriate...

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reduction division

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 7 words.

the first division of meiosis.

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cell division

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 22 words.

The separation of one cell into two daughter cells; nuclear division (*mitosis) is followed by cytoplasmic division

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cell division

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 39 words.

reproduction of cells by division first of the chromosomes (karyokinesis) and then of the cytoplasm (cytokinesis). Cell division to produce

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cell division

Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 39 words.

reproduction of cells by division first of the chromosomes (karyokinesis) and then of the cytoplasm (cytokinesis). Cell division to produce

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Pentropic Division

Peter Dennis, Jeffrey Grey, Ewan Morris, Robin Prior and Jean Bou.

in The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 582 words.

Based on American experiments with the Pentomic divisional structure, the Pentropic division whose adoption was announced in November 1959 represents

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cell division

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Biological Sciences.

Reproduction of cells by division first of the chromosomes (karyokinesis) and then of the cytoplasm (cytokinesis). Cell division to produce more body (somatic) cells is by mitosis; cell...

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nuclear division

Overview page. Subjects: Chemistry.

or

the division of the nucleus of a cell, especially by mitosis or meiosis.

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reduction divisions

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 18 words.

the division that halves the zygotic chromosome number. See Chronology, 1883, van Beneden; 1887, Weismann; meiosis.

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