subdivision

noun sub·di·vi·sion \ ˈsəb-də-ˌvi-zhən \
Updated on: 16 Apr 2018

Definition of subdivision

1 : an act or instance of subdividing
2 : something produced by subdividing: such 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 in a Sentence

  1. a political subdivision of the state

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First Known Use of subdivision

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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SUBDIVISION Defined for English Language Learners

subdivision

Definition of subdivision for English Language Learners

  • : 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


SUBDIVISION Defined for Kids

subdivision

noun sub·di·vi·sion \ ˌsəb-də-ˈvi-zhən \

Definition of subdivision for Students

1 : the act of dividing into smaller parts
2 : one of the parts into which something is subdivided

Medical Dictionary

subdivision

noun sub·di·vi·sion \ ˈsəb-də-ˌvi-zhən \

medical Definition of subdivision

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

Law Dictionary

subdivision

noun sub·di·vi·sion \ ˈsəb-də-ˌvi-zhən \

legal Definition of subdivision

1 : an act or instance of subdividing
  • obtain approval of his subdivision of the land
2 : a tract of land subdivided into lots
  • to provide streets and sewers for the subdivision
3 : a part made by subdividing
  • as prescribed in subdivision one of this section


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