Committee vs Division - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between committee and division

is that committee is a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols while division is division.

committee

English

Alternative forms

* (contraction)

Noun

(wikipedia committee) (en noun)
  • a group of persons convened for the accomplishment of some specific purpose, typically with formal protocols
  • (archaic) a guardian; someone in charge of another person deemed to be unable to look after himself or herself.
  • Derived terms

    * committeeman * committeeperson * committeewoman * subcommittee

    division

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The act or process of dividing anything.
  • Each of the separate parts of something resulting from division.
  • (arithmetic, uncountable) The process of dividing a number by another.
  • (arithmetic) A calculation that involves this process.
  • I've got ten divisions to do for my homework.
  • (military) A formation, usually made up of two or three brigades.
  • A section of a large company.
  • (biology, taxonomy) A rank (Latin divisio ) below kingdom and above class, particularly used of plants]] or [[fungus, fungi, also (particularly of animals) called a phylum; a taxon at that rank
  • Magnolias belong to the division Magnoliophyta.
  • A disagreement; a difference of viewpoint between two sides of an argument.
  • (music) A florid instrumental variation of a melody in the 17th and 18th centuries, originally conceived as the dividing of each of a succession of long notes into several short ones.
  • (music) A set of pipes in a pipe organ which are independently controlled and supplied.
  • (legal) A concept whereby a common group of debtors are only responsible for their proportionate sum of the total debt.
  • (computing) Any of the four major parts of a COBOL program source code
  • (UK, Eton College) A lesson; a class.
  • Derived terms

    * divisional * division of labour * data division * environment division * identification division * procedure division * (military) square division * (military) triangular division

    Synonyms

    * split, lith

    Antonyms

    * (making of one thing into two or more things) combination, fusion, merger, unification * multiplication

    See also

    * separation * addition, summation: (augend) + (addend) = (summand) × (summand) = (sum, total) * subtraction: (minuend) ? (subtrahend) = (difference) * multiplication: (multiplier) × (multiplicand) = (factor) × (factor) = (product) * division: (dividend) ÷ (divisor) = (quotient), remainder left over if divisor does not divide dividend * denominator * fraction * numerator ----