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sub·di·vi·sion

 (sŭb′dĭ-vĭzh′ən, sŭb′dĭ-vĭzh′ən)
n.
1.
a. The act or process of subdividing.
b. A subdivided part.
2. An area of real estate subdivided into individual lots.

sub′di·vi′sion·al adj.

subdivision

(ˈsʌbdɪˌvɪʒən)
n
1. the process, instance, or state of being divided again following upon an earlier division
2. a portion that is the result of subdividing
3. (Building) US and Canadian a tract of land for building resulting from subdividing land
4. (Building) Canadian a housing development built on such a tract
ˌsubdiˈvisional adj

sub•di•vi•sion

(ˈsʌb dɪˌvɪʒ ən)

n.
1. the act or fact of subdividing.
2. a division of a larger division.
3. a portion of land divided into lots for real-estate development.
[1545–55; < Late Latin subdīvīsiō]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subdivision - an area composed of subdivided lotssubdivision - an area composed of subdivided lots
2.subdivision - the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided
sectionalisation, sectionalization, segmentation, partitioning, partition, division - the act of dividing or partitioning; separation by the creation of a boundary that divides or keeps apart
3.subdivision - 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"
local post office, post office - a local branch where postal services are available"
division - an administrative unit in government or business
executive branch, Executive Office of the President - the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
legislative branch - the branch of the United States government that has the power of legislating
judicial branch - the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice
4.subdivision - 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"
lead-in, lede, lead - the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
canto - a major division of a long poem
above - an earlier section of a written text; "for instructions refer to the above"
sports section - the section of a newspaper that reports on sports
clause, article - a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will)
book - a major division of a long written composition; "the book of Isaiah"
chapter - a subdivision of a written work; usually numbered and titled; "he read a chapter every night before falling asleep"
episode - a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
spot - a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance; "they changed his spot on the program"
spot - a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
insert - a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
introduction - the first section of a communication
narration - (rhetoric) the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth
close, closing, ending, conclusion, end - the last section of a communication; "in conclusion I want to say..."
passage - a section of text; particularly a section of medium length
mezuza, mezuzah - religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law
sura - one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran; "the Quran is divided in 114 suras"
exposition - (music) the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur
obbligato, obligato - a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
recapitulation - (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
development - (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
5.subdivision - a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided
segment, section - one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road"

subdivision

noun
1. One of the parts into which something is divided:
2. A part of a family, tribe, or other group, or of such a group's language, that is believed to stem from a common ancestor:
Translations
تَقْسيم إلى أجْزاءقِطْعَة أرْض مُقَسَّمَه للبِناءمَنْطِقَه سَكَنِيَّه في ضَواحي المَدينَه
pododdělenípříměstská čtvrťrozparcelovaná půda
forstadudstykningunderopdeling
kertvárosparcellázásperemkerület
undirskipting
ďalšie delenieoddeleniepododdelenierozparcelovaná pôdasubdivízia
alt bölümkent yanı yerleşim bölgesiparsellenmiş arazi

subdivision

[ˈsʌbdɪˌvɪʒən] Nsubdivisión f

subdivision

[ˌsʌbdɪˈvɪʒən] nsubdivision f

subdivision

[ˈsʌbdɪˌvɪʒn] nsuddivisione f

subdivide

(sabdiˈvaid) verb
to divide into smaller parts or divisions. Each class of children is subdivided into groups according to reading ability.
ˌsubdiˈvision (-ˈviʒən) noun
1. subdividing or the parts resulting from doing this.
2. (American) a portion of land divided up for housing etc; a zone.
3. (American) a residential area on the outskirts of a city or town. professionals working from home by means of their computers and living in isolated subdivisions.
References in classic literature ?
Among the most formidable of the obstacles which the new Constitution will have to encounter may readily be distinguished the obvious interest of a certain class of men in every State to resist all changes which may hazard a diminution of the power, emolument, and consequence of the offices they hold under the State establishments; and the perverted ambition of another class of men, who will either hope to aggrandize themselves by the confusions of their country, or will flatter themselves with fairer prospects of elevation from the subdivision of the empire into several partial confederacies than from its union under one government.
Comedy is, as we have said, an imitation of characters of a lower type, not, however, in the full sense of the word bad, the Ludicrous being merely a subdivision of the ugly.
His own economic genius was so entirely for operations on a larger scale, and, to move at his ease, he needed so imperatively the sense of great risks and great prizes, that he found an ungrudging entertainment in the spectacle of fortunes made by the aggregation of copper coins, and in the minute subdivision of labor and profit.
The subdivisions were simple but ingenious, being composed of stone, sticks, and bark, intermingled.
It is by endless subdivisions based upon the most inconclusive differences, that some departments of natural history become so repellingly intricate.
And mean- time I had an auxiliary interest which had never paled yet, never lost its novelty for me since I had been in Arthur's kingdom: the behavior -- born of nice and exact subdivisions of caste -- of chance passers-by toward each other.
They calculate the year by the revolution of the sun and moon, but use no subdivisions into weeks.
By method and discipline are to be understood the marshaling of the army in its proper subdivisions, the graduations of rank among the officers, the maintenance of roads by which supplies may reach the army, and the control of military expenditure.
Among the opinions and voices in this immense, restless, brilliant, and proud sphere, Prince Andrew noticed the following sharply defined subdivisions of and parties:
To the present day, however, the three dialects, and subdivisions of them, are easily distinguishable in colloquial use; the common idiom of such regions as Yorkshire and Cornwall is decidedly different from that of London or indeed any other part of the country.
Now take a line which has been cut into two unequal parts, and divide each of them again in the same proportion, and suppose the two main divisions to answer, one to the visible and the other to the intelligible, and then compare the subdivisions in respect of their clearness and want of clearness, and you will find that the first section in the sphere of the visible consists of images.
Thus:--There are two subdivisions, in the lower or which the soul uses the figures given by the former division as images; the enquiry can only be hypothetical, and instead of going upwards to a principle descends to the other end; in the higher of the two, the soul passes out of hypotheses, and goes up to a principle which is above hypotheses, making no use of images as in the former case, but proceeding only in and through the ideas themselves.