AskDefine | Define subdivision

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1 an area composed of subdivided lots
2 the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided
3 an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress" [syn: branch, arm]
4 a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section" [syn: section]
5 a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided [syn: subsection]

User Contributed Dictionary





  1. countable uncountable a division into smaller pieces of something that has already been divided; to separate something
    Subdivide the sentence into pieces and understand it a bit at a time.
  2. such a piece that has been divided
    Work on one subdivision at a time.
  3. a parcel of land has been divided into lots
  4. a group of houses created by the same builder or in the same general area
    They're putting in a new subdivision out past Black Ranch Road.
of land
group of houses

Extensive Definition

Subdivision may refer to:

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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