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Definition of the noun subdivision

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noun - plural: subdivisions

  1. an area composed of subdivided lots
  2. the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided
  3. a division of some larger or more complex organization
  4. a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)
    • domain: music
    • lexical domain: Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents
    • synonym of subdivision: section
    • more generic terms: piece of writing / writing / written material = the work of a writer; music = an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
    • more specific terms:
      • lead-in / lead / lede = the introductory section of a story
      • canto = a major division of a long poem
      • above = an earlier section of a written text
      • sports section = the section of a newspaper that reports on sports
      • article / clause = a separate section of a legal document
      • book = a major division of a long written composition
      • chapter = a subdivision of a written work
      • episode = a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
      • spot = a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance
      • spot = a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising
      • insert = a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
      • introduction = the first section of a communication
      • narration = the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth
      • conclusion / closing / ending / close / end = the last section of a communication
      • passage = a section of text
      • mezuzah / mezuza = religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law
      • sura = one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran
      • exposition = the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur
      • obbligato / obligato = a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission
      • recapitulation = the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
      • development = the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
  5. a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of subdivision: subsection
    • more generic words: section / segment = one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

Alternative definition of the noun subdivision


  1. [countable, uncountable] a division into smaller pieces of something that has already been divided; to separate something
  2. [countable] such a piece that has been divided
  3. [countable] a parcel of land that has been divided into lots
  4. [countable] a group of houses created by the same builder or in the same general area


"Subdivision" is feature film, which was released on 20 August 2009 throughout Australia.


"Subdivision" is a musical EP of Daena Jay.

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Subdivision is a metal band founded in July 2010, Strasbourg, France.

  • albums: "Demo", "Day Zero"


  1. Subdivision is a designation for an administrative country subdivision in India.
  2. Subdivision is an organism classification rank.

Phrases with Subdivision

  1. subdivision ascomycota
  2. subdivision pteropsida
  3. subdivision zygomycota
  4. subdivision Bryophytina
  5. subdivision cycadophyta
  6. subdivision ginkgophyta
  7. subdivision pinophytina
  8. subdivision taxophytina
  9. subdivision Anthocerotae
  10. subdivision ascomycotina
  11. subdivision Charophytina
  12. subdivision gnetophytina
  13. subdivision Rhodophytina
  14. subdivision zygomycotina
  15. subdivision basidiomycota
  16. subdivision Chlorophytina
  17. subdivision cycadophytina
  18. subdivision deuteromycota
  19. subdivision ginkgophytina
  20. subdivision mastigomycota

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Subdivision

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Google previewU.S. Geological Survey Water-supply Paper (1982)

The primary subdivision is the cell, which is the volume over which flow and solute balances are made to give the nodal finite-difference equations. The second subdivision is the element, bounded by four corner nodes, which is the minimum ...

Google previewPrinciples and Practice of Constraint Programming -- CP 2011 (2011)

17th International Conference, CP 2011, Perugia, Italy, September 12-16, 2011, Proceedings by Jimmy Lee

subdivision is the map induced by a planar embedding of a graph. The embedding...

Google previewUS Route 67 (FAP 310) and Illinois Route 336 (FAP 315), Macomb Area Study, McDonough County (2004)

Environmental Impact Statement

Georgetown Subdivision is a townhouse development south of Adams Street, approximately 1.8 kilometers (1.1 miles) east of the project corridor. Meadowbrook Subdivision is a medium density single family detached development north of ...

Google previewSubdivision Surfaces (2008)

by Jörg Peters, Ulrich Reif

For a graphics designer, subdivision is a tool for automatically cutting off sharp edges from a carefully crafted polyhedral object. The goal is to obtain a finer and Fig. 1.1 Catmull–Clark algorithm: Starting from a given input mesh, 1 Introduction ...

Google previewRelative Truth, Ultimate Truth (2008)

The Foundation of Buddhist Thought by Tashi Tsering

The first subdivision is the objects of observation of the path. In the Four Noble Truths Sutra the Buddha said that the fourth noble truth, the truth of the path leading to the cessation of suffering, must be cultivated. Here we look at the areas of ...

Google previewCrohn's Disease (2013)

by James Kyle

In practice there is considerable overlap between the two disease patterns, and the subdivision is an arbitrary one. Natural History In nearly all cases, Crohn's disease runs a chronic relapsing course. No proven example of spontaneous cure ...

Google previewHoudini On the Spot (2012)

Power User Tips and Techniques by Craig Zerouni

However, the hierarchical subdivision is a Maya thing, ...

Google previewIons and Light (2017)

by Michael T. Bowers

The second broad subdivision is the use of light emitted by excited molecules to characterize either the chemistry that formed the excited ion, the structure of the excited ion, or both. Four of the ten chapters fall into this Category. There are ...

Google previewForest Sampling Desk Reference (2000)

by Evert W. Johnson

An individual subdivision is a stratum. Examples of such stratification are: 1. The divisions of a student body into two strata, male and female; 2. The divisions of pine stands on a certain tract into three volume classes or strata, high, medium, ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2013)

Volume 21: Art and Architecture by Judith H. Bonner, Estill Curtis Pennington

One such subdivision is that of Gentilly Terrace in New Orleans. Another popular nonhistorical style was the Craftsman style. It had its roots in the English Arts and Crafts movement and was developed as a solution to the “corrupt” values of the ...

Google previewGeology of North-West Borneo (2005)

Sarawak, Brunei and Sabah by C.S. Hutchison

The second subdivision is the Sibu Zone, dominated by eugeosynclinal flysch, or a thick monotonous sequence of shale/sandstone turbidite, most likely to have been deposited upon oceanic crust. The turbidite flysch was uplifted in Late ...

Google previewSubject Headings Used in the Dictionary Catalogs of the Library of Congress [from 1897 Through June 1964] (1966)

by Library of Congress. Subject Cataloging Division

t See subdivision Curricula under specific ...

Google previewConcise Encyclopedia of Real Estate Business Terms (2013)

by William E. (Bill) Roark, William R. (Ryan) Roark

SUBDIVISION Subdivision is ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (2001)

by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

Subdivision is the recursive division of space into subvolumes (see Fig. 9). With the exception of the root cell (which completely encloses the object), subdivision is applied only to transverse cells. Surface vertices and polygons are ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (1999)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster

Basic Unit Subdivision Afghanistan afghaoi pal Ecuador Sucre centavo Albania ** qindarka Egypt DOund piaster Algeria dinar centime El Salvador nninA centavo colon Andorra peseta centime Equatorial Guinea Tarx centime Angola kwarua ...

Google previewEncyclopaedic dictionary of library and information science (2005)

Form subdivision : In library cataloging, a word or phrase added to a subject heading to divide works on the same subject by type...

In Library of Congress subject headings, a form subdivision is usually the final element in a heading ( Libraries ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Library and Information Science (1980)

Volume 29 - Stanford University Libraries to System Analysis by Allen Kent, Harold Lancour, Jay E. Daily

— while indirect subdivision ...

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Small photo of Close up photograph of a weathered yellow painted fire hydrant in an overgrown grassy area for a new undeveloped subdivision.Small photo of Greenville,SC/USA-May 20 2018:A new home under construction is shown in the framing stage in a subdivision near Greenville SC USA on May 20 2018.Small photo of Greenville,SC/USA-May 20 2018:A new home under construction is shown in the framing stage in a subdivision near Greenville SC USA on May 20 2018.Small photo of St Louis, Missouri, United States-April 4, 2018-Row of new brick attached homes in newly build subdivision with black shutters and front stepsSmall photo of Partially finished new two-story residential home under construction in subdivision with mud hill instead of grass yard, with new windows and deckSmall photo of An aerial view of a new suburban subdivision development, being built on former farm landSmall photo of A row of modern townhouses in a new subdivision More...

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Quotes about Subdivision

If our government has a policy, any political subdivision, that limits or restricts the enforcement of our immigration laws, we will sue them! And that suit will be $5,000 a day every day until that policy is changed! This law will be enforced. (Russell Pearce)
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Scrabble value of S1U1B3D2I1V4I1S1I1O1N1

The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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