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Subdivide \Sub`di*vide"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subdivided; p. pr. & vb. n. Subdividing.] [L. subdividere, sub under + dividere to divide. See Divide.] To divide the parts of (anything) into more parts; to part into smaller divisions; to divide again, as what has already been divided.

The progenies of Cham and Japhet swarmed into colonies, and those colonies were subdivided into many others.

  1. 1 Having divisions that are themselves divided into smaller divisions 2 Divided into many small divisions v

  2. (en-past of: subdivide)


adj. divided again after a first division, e.g. of a tract of land, divided into lots

Usage examples of "subdivided".

They may be subdivided into anteaters that burrow, anteaters that climb trees and anteaters that wander over the ground.

The books in the biology section of the science wing might be subdivided into shelves devoted to physiology, anatomy, biochemistry, entomology, and so on.

Other major wings of the library, the history wing, the literature wing, the foreignlanguage wing, and so on, would be subdivided in similar ways.

This is subdivided into a straight Prime, when thy point looketh straight forwards, and into a hanging Prime, when thy point doth look towards the ground.

This is likewise subdivided into a straight Secunde when thy point looketh straight forwards.

This is likewise subdivided into a straight Quarte when thou holdest thy Rapier with a Quarte and let the point sink down.

Plate tectonics had slowly but inexorably divided it, subdivided it, and then subdivided it yet again, into seven distinct continents, until it was, quite literally, a new and different world.

It had been divided, subdivided and subdivided yet again, into numerous, smaller nations, not all of which recognized the sovereignty of the others.

It is difficult to give an exact answer, because modern cryptanalysis is so specialized and so subdivided that many N.

The document was subdivided into categories: Introduction, Threat, Friendly Forces, Mission and Appendix.

The vegetables were further subdivided into green, yellow and orange colors.

Off to his left, the loft had been subdivided into a maze of smaller rooms.

She nodded and Brennan went through the bedroom into a part of the loft that had been subdivided into a number of small rooms.