Definition of subdivision
1 : an act or instance of subdividing
2 : something produced by subdividing: such asa : a subordinate part of a larger whole political subdivisionsb : 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
a political subdivision of the state
Recent Examples of subdivision from the Web
Even in the suburbs, what looks like a mixed community from afar can turn out to be, on closer inspection, a balkanized spectrum of strangers occupying the same subdivisions.
Residents there have wanted to block access to their subdivisions from the station's parking lot, to keep commuters from parking outside their homes.
In the 1960s and 1970s, the subdivision of the large estates that relied on qanats caused an administrative tangle, and many qanats fell into disrepair without the traditional communal maintenance.
At least seven hours elapsed between the first shootings and Godbolt’s arrest near the final crime scene, in a subdivision of ranch houses.
Allen Rosenberg’s Marina Limited owned most of the land and soon developed it into million dollar waterfront homes and subdivisions, with names like Admiral’s Bay and Shorewalk, as well as boat slips, marinas and docks.
Gulf Stream Park subdivision, lot 61, square 7: Ernest A. Rodrigue Jr. to James P. Johnson and Melissa B. Johnson, $27,000.
The Suwanee City Council took next steps this week toward creating a trail connection between Ruby Forest subdivision and George Pierce Park.
A Parker County Sheriff's Office statement says the 2-year-old girl and 16-month-old boy were found about 4:30 p.m. Friday by their mother in a subdivision near Lake Weatherford.
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First Known Use of subdivision
SUBDIVISION Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of subdivision for Students
1 : the act of dividing into smaller parts
2 : one of the parts into which something is subdivided
Medical Definition of subdivision
: a category in botanical classification ranking below a division and above a class
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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