subdivision - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈsʌbdɪˌvɪʒ(ə)n/
singularsubdivision
pluralsubdivisions
  1. 1
    [countable] one small part of something that has already been divided into several larger parts

    Each department will be split into four subdivisions.

  2. 3
    [countable] American an area of land that has been divided into smaller parts for building houses on