Subdivision Sub`di*vi"sion, n. [L. subdivisio: cf. F. subdivision.] 1. The act of subdividing, or separating a part into smaller parts. [1913 Webster]

2. A part of a thing made by subdividing. [1913 Webster]

In the decimal table, the subdivision of the cubit, as span, palm, and digit, are deduced from the shorter cubit. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

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  • subdivision — [ sybdivizjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1690; sens 2 1314; lat. subdivisio 1 ♦ Action de subdiviser, de se subdiviser. La subdivision de la matière en corps isolés. 2 ♦ Partie obtenue en subdivisant; partie de ce qui se subdivise. ⇒ division. Les races et les… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Subdivision — may refer to: *Country subdivision **Subdivision (land), a term for an urban or sub urban area, especially if recently parcelled up into smaller plots for new uses **Census subdivision, a term used in Canada *Subdivision surface, a term in… …   Wikipedia

  • subdivision — sub·di·vi·sion / səb də ˌvi zhən/ n 1: an act or instance of subdividing obtain approval of his subdivision of the land 2: a tract of land subdivided into lots to provide streets and sewers for the subdivision 3: a part made by subdividing …   Law dictionary

  • subdivisión — sustantivo femenino 1. Acción y resultado de subdividir o subdividirse: la subdivisión de un distrito municipal, la subdivisión de un departamenteo comercial. 2. Cualquier elemento que sirve para separar un espacio de otro: En el salón se… …   Diccionario Salamanca de la Lengua Española

  • Subdivision — (v. lat.), Unterabtheilung, Untereintheilung …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Subdivision — (lat.), Unterabteilung …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Subdivision — (lat.), Unterabteilung …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Subdivision — Subdivision, Unterabtheilung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • subdivision — (n.) early 15c., process of dividing into smaller parts; mid 15c., portion of land that has been divided, noun of action from SUBDIVIDE (Cf. subdivide). Sense of land broken into lots for housing development is from 1911 …   Etymology dictionary

  • subdivision — [n] smaller entity of whole class, community, development, group, lower group, minor group, subclass, subsidiary, tract; concepts 513,835 Ant. whole …   New thesaurus

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