Definition of subdivide
1 : to divide the parts of into more parts
2 : to divide into several parts; especially : to divide (a tract of land) into building lots
: to separate or become separated into subdivisions
subdividableplay \-ˈvī-də-bəl, -ˌvī-\ adjective
Examples of subdivide in a sentence
The house is being subdivided into several apartments.
The people who attend the conference can be subdivided into three distinct groups.
He plans to subdivide his property.
The land will be subdivided into building lots.
Origin and Etymology of subdivide
Middle English, from Late Latin subdividere, from Latin sub- + dividere to divide
First Known Use: 15th century
SUBDIVIDE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of subdivide for English Language Learners
: to divide (something) into several or many smaller parts
: to divide (a piece of land) into smaller areas on which houses will be built
SUBDIVIDE Defined for Kids
Definition of subdivide for Students
1 : to divide the parts of into smaller parts
2 : to divide (a piece of land) into lots on which houses will be built
Legal Definition of subdivide
: 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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