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 (sŭb′dĭ-vĭzh′ən, sŭb′dĭ-vĭzh′ən)
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.


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


(ˈsʌb dɪˌvɪʒ ən)

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"


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:
تَقْسيم إلى أجْزاءقِطْعَة أرْض مُقَسَّمَه للبِناءمَنْطِقَه سَكَنِيَّه في ضَواحي المَدينَه
pododdělenípříměstská čtvrťrozparcelovaná půda
ďalšie delenieoddeleniepododdelenierozparcelovaná pôdasubdivízia
alt bölümkent yanı yerleşim bölgesiparsellenmiş arazi


[ˈsʌbdɪˌvɪʒən] Nsubdivisión f


[ˌsʌbdɪˈvɪʒən] nsubdivision f


[ˈsʌbdɪˌvɪʒn] nsuddivisione f


(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.
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We suspect that the liquor was the cause of the death," Partha Acharya, subdivisional officer said.
The meeting was informed that under "The Sindh Security of vulnerable Establishment Ordinance2015", the Deputy Commissioner of a district has to constitute a committee at the SubDivisional level under the DSP/SDPO to conduct survey of buildings/ accommodations and to declare it vulnerable or not, and to submit suitable recommendations.
Following his directions, SubDivisional police officers performing in Islamabad headed this search operation in the areas of Cokena, Talhar Society Area under construction buildings and plazas.
In exploring the Australian construction-industry composition at state level, there are identifiable differences in subdivisional mixes.
In a notification issued here said that DSP Malaknad Range Swat Bakhti Raja was transferred to DSP Headquarters while Inspector Muhammad Zaman of Shangla district was transferred and appointed as SubDivisional Police Officer Saidu Sharif district Swat.
Since police won't book them for rape, we will lodge a rape and murder charge in Lalbag subdivisional court on Monday.
On the other hand the dwellers of Booni, the subdivisional headquarters of Mastuj have been warned by an NGO to evacuate the town as a glacier has become severely vulnerable due to heavy rainfall and flooding.
Five subdivisional hospitals are located in the Central Division of Fiji, but most seriously ill patients are admitted to CWMH.
In April 2005 the Garoua assistant subdivisional officer reported that a meeting with all the religious groups had been held the week before to discuss extremism in the area.
To answer the issues of spatial differences in the trade offs between gross farm income, ground water and salinity at irrigation Subdivision level, this paper presents the results of the optimisation modeling at the Subdivisional level in the Rechna Doab (area between the Ravi and the Chenab Rivers).
He moved to CID in 1971 and for a period served with the Discipline and Complaints section as well as being a subdivisional commander.