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subdivide

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verb sub·di·vide \ˌsəb-də-ˈvīd, ˈsəb-də-ˌ\

Simple Definition of subdivide

  • : to divide (something) into several or many smaller parts

  • : to divide (a piece of land) into smaller areas on which houses will be built

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of subdivide

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to divide the parts of into more parts

  3. 2 :  to divide into several parts; especially :  to divide (a tract of land) into building lots

  4. intransitive verb
  5. :  to separate or become separated into subdivisions

subdividable play \-ˈvī-də-bəl, -ˌvī-\ adjective
subdivider noun

Examples of subdivide in a sentence

  1. The house is being subdivided into several apartments.

  2. The people who attend the conference can be subdivided into three distinct groups.

  3. He plans to subdivide his property.

  4. The land will be subdivided into building lots.



Origin of subdivide

Middle English, from Late Latin subdividere, from Latin sub- + dividere to divide


First Known Use: 15th century


SUBDIVIDE Defined for Kids

subdivide

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verb sub·di·vide \ˌsəb-də-ˈvīd\

Definition of subdivide for Students

subdividedsubdividing

  1. 1 :  to divide the parts of into smaller parts

  2. 2 :  to divide (a piece of land) into lots on which houses will be built




Law Dictionary

subdivide

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transitive verb sub·di·vide \ˌsəb-də-ˈvīd, ˈsəb-də-ˌ\

Legal Definition of subdivide

  1. :  to divide into several parts; specifically :  to divide (a tract of land) into two or more lots for sale or building development





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