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subdivide

[suhb-di-vahyd, suhb-di-vahyd] /ˌsʌb dɪˈvaɪd, ˈsʌb dɪˌvaɪd/
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
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English < Late Latin subdīvīdere. See sub-, divide
Related forms
subdividable, adjective
subdivider, noun
unsubdivided, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subdividable

subdivide

/ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪd; ˈsʌbdɪˌvaɪd/
verb
1.
to divide (something) resulting from an earlier division
2.
(transitive) (US & Canadian) to divide (land) into lots for sale
Derived Forms
subdivider, noun
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Word Origin and History for subdividable

subdivide

v.

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

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