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

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

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

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Word Origin & History

early 15c., from L.L. subdividere from sub in the sense of "resulting from further division" + L. dividere (see division).
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Example sentences
If custom held, they would subdivide their father's land, in their turn.
For years, he'd weighed various plans to subdivide the field.
The first step in the process of submitting to subdivide a piece of land is to apply for a tentative tract or parcel map number.
Developers will see an increase in processing time for applications to subdivide parcels.
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