subdivision


sub·di·vi·sion

noun \ˈsəb-də-ˌvi-zhən\

: one of the parts into which something is divided

: the act or process of dividing something into smaller parts

: an area of land that has been divided into smaller areas on which houses are built

Full Definition of SUBDIVISION

1
:  an act or instance of subdividing
2
:  something produced by subdividing: as
a :  a subordinate part of a larger whole <political subdivisions>
b :  a tract of land surveyed and divided into lots for purposes of sale; especially :  one with houses built on it
3
:  a category in botanical classification ranking below a division and above a class

Examples of SUBDIVISION

  1. a political subdivision of the state

First Known Use of SUBDIVISION

15th century

sub·di·vi·sion

noun \ˈsəb-də-ˌvi-zhən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUBDIVISION

: a category in botanical classification ranking below a division and above a class

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