subdivision

[ suhb-di-vizh-uh n ]
/ ˈsʌb dɪˌvɪʒ ən /

noun

the act or fact of subdividing.
a product of subdividing, as a section of a department.
a portion of land divided into lots for real-estate development.
Botany, Mycology. a category of related classes within a division or phylum.

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Origin of subdivision

1545–55; < Late Latin subdīvīsiōn- (stem of subdīvīsiō), equivalent to subdīvīs(us) (past participle of subdīvīdere to subdivide) + -iōn- -ion
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British Dictionary definitions for subdivision

subdivision
/ (ˈsʌbdɪˌvɪʒən) /

noun

the process, instance, or state of being divided again following upon an earlier division
a portion that is the result of subdividing
US and Canadian a tract of land for building resulting from subdividing land
Canadian a housing development built on such a tract

Derived forms of subdivision

subdivisional, adjective
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