What does subdivision mean?

Definitions for subdivisionˈsʌb dɪˌvɪʒ ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word subdivision.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. subdivision(noun)

    an area composed of subdivided lots

  2. subdivision(noun)

    the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided

  3. branch, subdivision, arm(noun)

    a division of some larger or more complex organization

    "a branch of Congress"; "botany is a branch of biology"; "the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages"

  4. section, subdivision(noun)

    a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

    "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"

  5. subsection, subdivision(noun)

    a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided


  1. subdivision(Noun)

    a division into smaller pieces of something that has already been divided; to separate something

    Subdivide the sentence into pieces and understand it a bit at a time.

  2. subdivision(Noun)

    such a piece that has been divided

    Work on one subdivision at a time.

  3. subdivision(Noun)

    a parcel of land that has been divided into lots

  4. subdivision(Noun)

    a group of houses created by the same builder or in the same general area

    They're putting in a new subdivision out past Black Ranch Road.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subdivision(noun)

    the act of subdividing, or separating a part into smaller parts

  2. Subdivision(noun)

    a part of a thing made by subdividing

  3. Origin: [L. subdivisio: cf. F. subdivision.]


  1. Subdivision

    Subdivision is the act of dividing land into pieces that are easier to sell or otherwise develop, usually via a plat. The former single piece as a whole is then known in the United States as a subdivision. If it is used for housing it is typically known as a housing subdivision or housing development, although some developers tend to call these areas communities. Subdivisions may also be for the purpose of commercial or industrial development, and the results vary from retail shopping malls with independently owned out parcels, to industrial parks.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of subdivision in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of subdivision in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Robert Francis Kennedy:

    The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry.

  2. National Railway Co:

    We believe the citizens of Gogama should be reassured by Transport Canada's satisfaction with the current condition of the Ruel Subdivision.

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