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Subdivision Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    subdivision n
  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]
Subdivision Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Subdivision \Sub`di*vi"sion\, n. [L. subdivisio: cf. F. subdivision.]
  1. The act of subdividing, or separating a part into smaller parts.
  2. A part of a thing made by subdividing. In the decimal table, the subdivision of the cubit, as span, palm, and digit, are deduced from the shorter cubit. --Arbuthnot.
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Subdivision'

  • Subdivision: Subdivision may refer to: Country subdivision Subdivision (land), a term for an urban or suburban area, especially if recently parceled up ...
  • Country subdivision: A country subdivision is a part of a country 's territory. As such it can, apart from land-based territory also include territorial waters ...
  • Subdivision (land): Subdivision is the act of dividing land into pieces that are easier to sell or otherwise develop , usually via a plat . States as a subdivision. ...

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* The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry. - Robert Francis Kennedy

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Subdivision Sample Sentences in News

  • New residential subdivision coming to Brices Creek area
    Grading and infrastructure work is under way at the new Linden Rain housing development off Brices Creek Road near New Bern. Read more on this news related to 'Subdivision'
  • Lava creeps toward lots in Big Island subdivision
    PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava is about a tenth of a mile from the edge of a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Read more on this news related to 'Subdivision'
  • Elma residents get assurances on subdivision drainage
    Residents who live in The Pines subdivision received assurances Wednesday from the Elma Town Board that new homes will not be built along Tracy Drive until a new drainage plan is approved by town officials. Read more on this news related to 'Subdivision'

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