subdivide

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

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

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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.

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Origin and Etymology of subdivide

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


SUBDIVIDE Defined for English Language Learners

subdivide

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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

subdivide

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verb sub·di·vide \ˌsəb-də-ˈvīd\

Definition of subdivide for Students

subdivided

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subdividing

  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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