subdivide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ divide

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsʌb.dɪˈvaɪd/

Verb[edit]

subdivide (third-person singular simple present subdivides, present participle subdividing, simple past and past participle subdivided)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To divide into smaller sections.
    1. (real estate) To divide a plot of land into plots for residences; to convert open land into housing.
      This used to be farmland before developers bought it and subdivided it.
      • 1993, Historic American Building Survey, Town of Clayburg: Refractories Company Town, National Park Service, 3:
        Several local families recorded plots of land as additions to the town's territory and subdivided them into house lots.
  2. (transitive, intransitive) To divide divisions into smaller divisions
    • Dryden
      The progenies of Cham and Japhet swarmed into colonies, and those colonies were subdivided into many others.

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Latin[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sʊbdiːˈwɪdɛ/

Verb[edit]

subdīvide

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of subdīvidō

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

subdivide

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of subdividir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of subdividir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of subdividir.