What does subdivision mean?

Definitions for subdivision
ˈsʌb dɪˌvɪʒ ənsub·di·vi·sion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. subdivisionnoun

    an area composed of subdivided lots

  2. subdivisionnoun

    the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided

  3. branch, subdivision, armnoun

    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, subdivisionnoun

    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, subdivisionnoun

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


  1. subdivisionnoun

    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. subdivisionnoun

    such a piece that has been divided

    Work on one subdivision at a time.

  3. subdivisionnoun

    a parcel of land that has been divided into lots

  4. subdivisionnoun

    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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Subdivisionnoun

    Etymology: subdivision, French; from subdivide.

    When any of the parts of any idea are farther divided, in order to a clear explication of the whole, this is called a subdivision; as when a year is divided into months, each month into days, and each day into hours, which may be farther subdivided into minutes and seconds. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    How can we see such a multitude of souls cast under so many subdivisions of misery, without reflecting on the absurdity of a government that sacrifices the happiness of so many reasonable beings to the glory of one? Addison.

    In the decimal table the subdivisions of the cubit, as span, palm, and digit, are deduced from the shorter cubit. Arbuthn.


  1. subdivision

    A subdivision is the process where a piece of land is divided into smaller parcels or sections for various purposes such as housing, commercial use, or industrial use. It can also refer to the area created after the land is divided. This process is usually regulated by local laws and ordinances and often requires approval by a local planning or zoning board.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Subdivisionnoun

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

  2. Subdivisionnoun

    a part of a thing made by subdividing

  3. Etymology: [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.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. subdivision

    The parts of a regiment on parade distinguished by a second division. Thus, a company divided forms two subdivisions.

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  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

Examples of subdivision in a Sentence

  1. Trevor Lawrence:

    We got tested, i think we passed.It will be Clemson's fourth championship game appearance in five years.Historic performance for Joe BurrowEntering College Football Playoff, LSU, Ohio State and Clemson were seen as the elite teams, with Oklahoma the only one of the four with a loss.And LSU( 14-0), earning the top spot in the College Football Playoff rankings -- and thus avoiding Ohio State and Clemson in the semifinals -- took emphatic advantage of being the No. 1 seed. LSU's 63 points is a record for a College Football Playoff semifinal game.Burrow, this year's winner of the Heisman Trophy and widely presumed the top pick in the upcoming NFL draft, is the first player in Football Bowl Subdivision history to have eight touchdowns in a bowl game.In the first half, Burrow threw for seven touchdowns, tying the record in any bowl game for passing touchdowns thrown in a game. Four of those touchdown receptions went to wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who tied the all-time single-game bowl record with that tally.

  2. Robert Francis Kennedy:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Robert Abbott:

    Maybe a small community or a small subdivision, where initially there have never been ODs, now we’re running four of them, let’s say over a couple of weeks.

  5. Anne Teather:

    There isnt one answer here, and probably there are several possible explanations, we have suggested that the different-size drums all give 10 long feet, but a different subdivision of that measure, so they may have been useful when fractions of the measure were required.

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