What does the word division mean?

Usage examples for division

  1. " Certainly it is the great division. – Secret Bread by F. Tennyson Jesse
  2. One word more before we close this division of our subject. – Routledge's Manual of Etiquette by George Routledge
  3. The explosion which took place in this division of the party was almost but not quite fatal. – The Life of Lyman Trumbull by Horace White