Definition of subdivide in English:


Line breaks: sub|div¦ide
Pronunciation: /sʌbdɪˈvʌɪd


[with object]
  • Divide (something that has already been divided or that is a separate unit): the heading was subdivided into eight separate sections
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    • The northern and southern parts are subdivided into units separated by tectonic contacts or superimposed late grabens.
    • To make a small space look bigger, the Chinese divide and subdivide space, and the Japanese borrow distant views.
    • Each broad period is further subdivided into smaller units.


late Middle English: from Latin subdividere (see sub-, divide).

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