subdivides

subdivide

[suhb-di-vahyd, suhb-di-vahyd]
verb (used with object), subdivided, subdividing.
1.
to divide (that which has already been divided) into smaller parts; divide again after a first division.
2.
to divide into parts.
3.
to divide (a plot, tract of land, etc.) into building lots.
verb (used without object), subdivided, subdividing.
4.
to become separated into divisions.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Late Latin subdīvīdere. See sub-, divide

subdividable, adjective
subdivider, noun
unsubdivided, adjective
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subdivide (ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪd, ˈsʌbdɪˌvaɪd)
 
vb
1.  to divide (something) resulting from an earlier division
2.  (US), (Canadian) (tr) to divide (land) into lots for sale
 
subdi'vider
 
n

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subdivide
early 15c., from L.L. subdividere from sub in the sense of "resulting from further division" + L. dividere (see division).
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