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subdistrict

[suhb-dis-trikt]
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noun
  1. a division of a district.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to divide into subdistricts.
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Origin of subdistrict

First recorded in 1810–20; sub- + district
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Historical Examples

  • 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

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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