subdistrict

[ suhb-dis-trikt ]
/ ˈsʌbˌdɪs trɪkt /
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noun

a division of a district.

verb (used with object)

to divide into subdistricts.

Nearby words

  1. subdeltoid bursa,
  2. subderivative,
  3. subdiaconal,
  4. subdiaconate,
  5. subdigastric node,
  6. subdivide,
  7. subdivision,
  8. subdominant,
  9. subdual,
  10. subduce

Origin of subdistrict

First recorded in 1810–20; sub- + district

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Examples from the Web for subdistrict

  • Some unions, such as the United Mine Workers, have a fourth division or subdistrict, but this is not the general practice.

    The Armies of Labor|Samuel P. Orth


British Dictionary definitions for subdistrict

subdistrict

/ (ˈsʌbˌdɪstrɪkt) /

noun

  1. a smaller part of a larger area marked off for administrative or other purposes
  2. (as modifier)subdistrict regional police
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