- to divide (that which has already been divided) into smaller parts; divide again after a first division.
- to divide into parts.
- to divide (a plot, tract of land, etc.) into building lots.
- to become separated into divisions.
Origin of subdivide
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Examples from the Web for subdivide
The business proposed was to buy a tract of land, and subdivide it.Within the Law
But if, as an exception, it should be very slow, the conductor ought to subdivide it.The Orchestral Conductor
(b) Subdivide the rectangle into its horizontal and vertical subdivisions.
(b) Subdivide the rectangle into vertical and horizontal divisions.
Modern naturalists, following Cuvier, subdivide them into three orders:—1.The Ocean World:
- to divide (something) resulting from an earlier division
- (tr) US and Canadian to divide (land) into lots for sale
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Word Origin and History for subdivide
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