Meaning of “subdivision” in the English Dictionary

"subdivision" in British English

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subdivisionnoun

uk /ˈsʌb.dɪˌvɪʒ.ən/ /ˌsʌb.dɪˈvɪʒ.ən/ us /ˈsʌb.dɪˌvɪʒ.ən/ /ˌsʌb.dɪˈvɪʒ.ən/

[ C or U ] any of the parts into which something is divided, or the act of creating these:

Each category has several subdivisions.
They agreed that subdivision of the house into apartments would be a good idea.

[ C ] US UK housing estate an area containing a large number of houses or apartments built close together at the same time

(Definition of “subdivision” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"subdivision" in American English

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subdivisionnoun [ C ]

us /ˈsʌb·dɪˌvɪʒ·ən/

A subdivision is also an area of land containing many homes built at about the same time:

We moved to a brand-new subdivision in 1965.

(Definition of “subdivision” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"subdivision" in Business English

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subdivisionnoun

also sub-division uk /ˌsʌbdɪˈvɪʒən/ us

[ C or U ] one of the parts into which something is divided, or the act of creating these:

He has been responsible for the subdivision of work.
The index shows the subdivisions of the prospectus.

[ C ] US PROPERTY, GOVERNMENT a group of houses built together in a planned way, often by the government in order to provide houses for people to rent or buy at a low cost:

Residents are uniting against a developer's plan to build a subdivision in the heart of their town.

(Definition of “subdivision” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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