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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Tricon has purchased new houses and lots from builders and agreed to take big chunks of subdivisions up front to help developers get projects off the ground. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, "Wall Street’s Big Landlords Are So Hungry for Houses They’re Building Them," 3 Jan. 2019 Baytown police are searching for several suspects linked to car burglaries and an auto theft that occurred this week in the Goose Creek Landing subdivision. Dana Burke, Houston Chronicle, "Video: Baytown police searching for burglary, auto theft suspects," 27 June 2018 An eruption from the Pu’u ’O’o cone of Kilauea in 1983 has continued to flow, destroying houses in the Royal Gardens subdivision. Meghan Miner Murray, Sabrina Tavernise And Maya Salam, New York Times, "In Hawaii, Kilauea Volcano Erupts, Spewing Lava and Gases Near Homes," 4 May 2018 Big Island civil defense officials also said Sunday that two new fissures, or vents where lava has broken through the ground, have emerged in the Leilani Estates subdivision. Mike Arroyo, Fox News, "Hawaii's volcanic eruption has destroyed at least 26 homes, officials say," 2 Oct. 2018 Bremner Real Estate has contacted homeowners at the Lacoma Estates subdivision to the west of the project about purchasing 13 properties in a joint venture with Ambrose, according to a letter obtained by IndyStar. Shari Rudavsky, Indianapolis Star, "St. Vincent Health withdraws plans for Carmel site," 5 June 2018 Water service was shut off Monday (June 4) in the Chateau Estates subdivision in Kenner after a water main in the area broke, according to Jefferson Parish officials. Littice Bacon-blood, NOLA.com, "Water main break causes water outage in Kenner's Chateau Estates," 4 June 2018 Hawaii County officials are alerting more residents in the Leilani Estates subdivision to flee fast-moving lava from Kilauea volcano. Trevor Hughes, USA TODAY, "Hawaii lava flow destroys 12 more homes as Kilauea volcano continues exploding," 29 May 2018 On Thursday night, resident Isaac Krakauer took to Facebook Live to document lava flows claiming several homes in the Leilani Estates subdivision. CBS News, "Hawaii Kilauea volcano: 4.4-magnitude earthquake strikes," 25 May 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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