the act or fact of subdividing.
a product of subdividing, as a section of a department.
a portion of land divided into lots for real-estate development.
Botany, Mycology. a category of related classes within a division or phylum.

1545–55; < Late Latin subdīvīsiōn- (stem of subdīvīsiō), equivalent to subdīvīs(us) (past participle of subdīvīdere to subdivide) + -iōn- -ion Unabridged
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subdivision (ˈsʌbdɪˌvɪʒən)
1.  the process, instance, or state of being divided again following upon an earlier division
2.  a portion that is the result of subdividing
3.  (US), (Canadian) a tract of land for building resulting from subdividing land
4.  (Canadian) a housing development built on such a tract

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Word Origin & History

1550s (see subdivide); sense of "land broken into lots for housing development" is from 1911.
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Example sentences
Instead of the woods that separated our house from the railroad tracks, there
  was a new subdivision.
After the paragraph has been written, it should be examined to see whether
  subdivision will not improve it.
Animatism, the animation theory of seemingly inanimate nature, is a further
  subdivision which also includes animatism and animism.
Another play on words will facilitate the transition to a new subdivision of
  the technique of double meaning.
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