Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act or process of subdividing.
  • noun A subdivided part.
  • noun An area of real estate subdivided into individual lots.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of redividing, or separating into smaller parts.
  • noun A minor division; a part of a part; specifically, in zoology and botany, a minor division of a group; a subsection: as, subdivisions of a genus.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of subdividing, or separating a part into smaller parts.
  • noun A part of a thing made by subdividing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable, uncountable a division into smaller pieces of something that has already been divided; to separate something
  • noun countable such a piece that has been divided
  • noun countable a parcel of land that has been divided into lots
  • noun countable a group of houses created by the same builder or in the same general area

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided
  • noun the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided
  • noun an area composed of subdivided lots
  • noun a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
  • noun a division of some larger or more complex organization

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From sub- +‎ division

Examples

  • These brochures should also include standard zoning specifications for counties, towns, and villages, needed road transportation, recreation and school facilities, and evidence of the wisdom of adequate investment in subdivision from the long-range community view.

    Build and Be Damned

  • These brochures should also include standard zoning specifications for counties, towns, and villages, needed road transportation, recreation and school facilities, and evidence of the wisdom of adequate investment in subdivision from the long-range community view.

    Build and Be Damned

  • Another Sonora subdivision is the Tepiman Family (spoken by the Papago, Pima Bajo, and Tepehuán of Sonora, Chihuahua and Durango).

    Are you related to the Aztecs?

  • Another Sonora subdivision is the Tepiman Family (spoken by the Papago, Pima Bajo, and Tepehuán of Sonora, Chihuahua and Durango).

    Are you related to the Aztecs?

  • A person described in subdivision 4, clause (4), may maintain a cause of action against a person who violates or attempts to violate subdivision 1 or 2 for a civil penalty of up to $50,000 on behalf of the state.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Indictment for Chat Room Posts Urging Particular People to Commit Suicide

  • When I was a boy growing up in the suburbs, I was fascinated by the common area that separated my subdivision from the next one over, with its mile-wide stand of deep woods, layers of decaying leaves, and hidden creeks and ponds.

    Miscellany

  • C'mon, blaming GWB for a new subdivision is like blaming FDR for WWII!

    Duck, It's Hillary!

  • This house cannot be seen from any roads or streets, and though the original property has been subdivided, the house still sits on almost three of its own acres, and further subdivision is no longer possible by covenant.

    Save This House

  • Also effective Dec. 3, a new subdivision will be added to Penal Law §240. 30, to clarify the meaning of subdivision one, providing that “[f] or the purposes of subdivision one of this section, ‘Form of written communication’ shall include, but not be limited to, a recording as defined in subdivision 6 of section 275.00 of this part.”

    Technology, social media and the Penal Code.

  • Also effective Dec. 3, a new subdivision will be added to Penal Law §240. 30, to clarify the meaning of subdivision one, providing that “[f] or the purposes of subdivision one of this section, ‘Form of written communication’ shall include, but not be limited to, a recording as defined in subdivision 6 of section 275.00 of this part.”

    Sui Generis--a New York law blog:

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