Subdivision

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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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  • 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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