subdistrict

[ suhb-dis-trikt ]
/ ˈsʌbˌdɪs trɪkt /

noun

a division of a district.

verb (used with object)

to divide into subdistricts.

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Origin of subdistrict

First recorded in 1810–20; sub- + district
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Example sentences 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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