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verb (used with object), sub·di·vid·ed, sub·di·vid·ing.
- 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.
verb (used without object), sub·di·vid·ed, sub·di·vid·ing.
- to become separated into divisions.
Origin of subdivide
Related formssub·di·vid·a·ble, adjectivesub·di·vid·er, nounun·sub·di·vid·ed, adjective
First recorded in 1400–50; late Middle English
word from Late Latin
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for subdividable
Derived Formssubdivider, noun
- 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 subdividable
early 15c., from Late Latin subdividere from sub in the sense of "resulting from further division" (see sub-) + Latin dividere (see division).
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