sub·​dis·​trict ˌsəb-ˈdi-(ˌ)strikt How to pronounce subdistrict (audio)
variants or sub-district
plural subdistricts or sub-districts
: a subdivision of a district
In 1996, county commissioners created a public library district with two subdistricts—Eastern and Western—and set a property tax rate that voters in each district had to adopt.Bob Watson
Benefited water districts and subdistricts, organized for the purpose of supplying water for particular areas …U.S. Bureau of the Census

Examples of subdistrict in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, the plan lays the ground work for the overhaul of North Harbor Drive in the North Embarcadero subdistrict into what planners hope will become an iconic waterfront street that prioritizes people over cars. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Feb. 2024 For the 833 million people who live in rural areas, the country has just 1,224 subdistrict hospitals and 764 district hospitals. WIRED, 27 Sep. 2023 The draft master plan also identifies Grand Caribe Isle South in the Silver Strand subdistrict as a future wetland habitat. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Dec. 2021 Among the suggestions for economic growth is the introduction of a local convenience zoning subdistrict, which some Boston neighborhoods already have. Tiana Woodard,, 10 May 2023 Following orders to investigate drug use in Phetchabun province, the local sheriff and village headman in Bung Sam Phan subdistrict, some 150 miles north of Bangkok, poked around schools, factories and temples in search of drug addicts and dealers so they could be sent for rehabilitation. Bryan Pietsch, Washington Post, 1 Dec. 2022 What eventually came from those conversations was the Core District, a zone comprised of five connected subdistricts — Downtown, Chinatown, Interurban, Lockwood and Heights. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, 20 Mar. 2023 Indonesia’s National Agency for Disaster Management (BNPB) said rescuers saved Azka Maulana Malik in the village of Nagrak, in Cugenang subdistrict, Cianjur Regency. Masrur Jamaluddin, CNN, 23 Nov. 2022 Took the result to the neighborhood office who told me to go to the subdistrict office for a letter. Washington Post, 22 Dec. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1790, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subdistrict was in 1790

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“Subdistrict.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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