subdivision

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

Definition of subdivision

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of subdividing

  2. 2 :  something produced by subdividing: asa :  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. 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

15th Century

First Known Use of subdivision

15th century


SUBDIVISION Defined for English Language Learners

subdivision

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

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

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

Definition of subdivision for Students

  1. 1 :  the act of dividing into smaller parts

  2. 2 :  one of the parts into which something is subdivided


Medical Dictionary

subdivision

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

Medical Definition of subdivision

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


Law Dictionary

subdivision

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

Legal Definition of subdivision

  1. 1 :  an act or instance of subdividing <obtain approval of his subdivision of the land>

  2. 2 :  a tract of land subdivided into lots <to provide streets and sewers for the subdivision>

  3. 3 :  a part made by subdividing <as prescribed in subdivision one of this section>


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