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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

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

sub·di·vid·able play \-ˈvī-də-bəl, -ˌvī-\ adjective
sub·di·vid·er noun

Examples of subdivide

  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

sub·di·vid·edsub·di·vid·ing

  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





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