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Meaning of SUBDIVIDE

Pronunciation:  `subdi'vId

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  divide into smaller and smaller pieces; "This apartment cannot be subdivided any further!"
  2. [v]  form into subdivisions; "The cells subdivided"
 

SUBDIVIDE is a 9 letter word that starts with S.

 

 See Also: carve up, dissever, divide, part, separate, split, split up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    
  2. \Sub`di*vide"\, v. i.
    To be, or to become, subdivided.
    
    
 

 

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