subdivision

noun
sub·​di·​vi·​sion | \ ˈsəb-də-ˌvi-zhən How to pronounce subdivision (audio) \

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

a political subdivision of the state

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Garage doors are ubiquitous in the Valley's sprawl of multi-car-garage subdivisions. Robert Anglen, azcentral, "'Garage-Door Guy' stiffs Arizona customers on unfinished jobs," 6 June 2019 Additional trees will be moved along the parkway in the town’s Brantwood subdivision, Brown said. Michelle L. Quinn, Post-Tribune, "NIPSCO tree removal to monitor pipelines planned for Highland," 4 June 2019 Unlike regular homes, these lots can’t be built on subdivisions. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Everything You Should Know About Modular Homes Before Buying One," 30 May 2019 The ceremony at the 161 W. River Road subdivision on one of many scheduled for the Memorial Day weekend in the Elgin area. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Multitude of Memorial Day events happening in Fox Valley this weekend," 24 May 2018 At one, a 112-unit subdivision in a suburb west of Atlanta, 94 eviction actions were filed last year, records show. Aaron C. Davis And Shawn Boburg, chicagotribune.com, "Sean Hannity's properties in low-income areas take an aggressive approach to rent collection," 11 May 2018 Reese’s, a Maltese-Yorkie mix, was attacked late last month at The Estates at Springs Landing subdivision along Markham Woods Road near Longwood. Monique Valdes, ajc, "Dog mauled by bear in Florida dies, owners say," 7 May 2018 Days later, a crack opened in the ground at a subdivision more than 10 miles away, spewing splatters of red-hot, molten rock. Author: Sarah Kaplan, Anchorage Daily News, "What’s happening inside Hawaii’s Kilauea, the world’s longest-erupting volcano," 4 May 2018 The bear broke through a pool screen in The Estates at Springs Landing subdivision Tuesday night and killed a 15-year-old poodle named Maggie, the report said. OrlandoSentinel.com, "Bear kills dog, injures another in Seminole neighborhood: report," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of subdivision

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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subdivision

noun

English Language Learners Definition of subdivision

: one of the parts into which something is divided
: the act or process of dividing something into smaller parts
US : an area of land that has been divided into smaller areas on which houses are built

subdivision

noun
sub·​di·​vi·​sion | \ ˌsəb-də-ˈvi-zhən How to pronounce subdivision (audio) \

Kids Definition of subdivision

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

subdivision

noun
sub·​di·​vi·​sion | \ ˈsəb-də-ˌvi-zhən How to pronounce subdivision (audio) \

Medical Definition of subdivision

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

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subdivision

noun
sub·​di·​vi·​sion | \ ˈsəb-də-ˌvi-zhən How to pronounce subdivision (audio) \

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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