subdivide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ divide

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˌsʌb.dɪˈvaɪd/
    • (file)

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.
    • 1682, John Dryden, Religio Laici
      The progenies of Cham and Japhet swarmed into colonies, and those colonies were subdivided into many others.

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Latin[edit]

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Verb[edit]

subdīvide

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of subdīvidō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From sub- +‎ divide.

Verb[edit]

a subdivide (third-person singular present subdivide, past participle not used3rd conj.

  1. to subdivide

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Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /subdiˈbide/ [suβ̞.ð̞iˈβ̞i.ð̞e]
  • Rhymes: -ide
  • Hyphenation: sub‧di‧vi‧de

Verb[edit]

subdivide

  1. inflection of subdividir:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative