- the process, instance, or state of being divided again following upon an earlier division
- a portion that is the result of subdividing
- US Canadian a tract of land for building resulting from subdividing land
- Canadian a housing development built on such a tract
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sub•di•vi•sion (sub′di vizh′ən),USA pronunciation n.
- the act or fact of subdividing.
- a product of subdividing, as a section of a department.
- a portion of land divided into lots for real-estate development.
- Biology[Bot., Mycol.]a category of related classes within a division or phylum.
- Late Latin subdīvīsiōn- (stem of subdīvīsiō), equivalent. to subdīvīs(us) (past participle of subdīvīdere to subdivide) + -iōn- -ion
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subdivision /ˈsʌbdɪˌvɪʒən/ n
sub•di•vide /ˈsʌbdɪˌvaɪd/USA pronunciation v., -vid•ed, -vid•ing.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
- (of something already divided) to (cause to) become divided into smaller parts: [no object]The recently formed egg cells subdivided.[~ + object]to subdivide the cells.
- to divide (a piece of land) into building lots:[~ + object]to subdivide the three-square-block area into smaller units for development.
sub•di•vide (sub′di vīd′, sub′di vīd′),USA pronunciation v., -vid•ed, -vid•ing.
- to divide (that which has already been divided) into smaller parts;
divide again after a first division.
- to divide into parts.
- to divide (a plot, tract of land, etc.) into building lots.
- to become separated into divisions.
- Late Latin subdīvīdere. See sub-, divide
- late Middle English 1400–50
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