subdivide


subdivide
To divide a part into smaller parts; to separate into smaller divisions. As, where an estate is to be taken by some of the heirs per stirpes, it is divided and subdivided according to the number of takers in the nearest degree and those in the more remote degree respectively

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  • subdivide — SUBDIVÍDE, subdivíd, vb. III. tranz. (Rar) A subîmpărţi. – Sub1 + divide (după fr. subdiviser). Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DEX 98  SUBDIVÍDE vb. v. subîmpărţi. Trimis de siveco, 13.09.2007. Sursa: Sinonime  subdivíde …   Dicționar Român

  • subdivide — sub·di·vide /ˌsəb də vīd, səb də ˌ/ vt: to divide into several parts; specif: to divide (a tract of land) into two or more lots for sale or building development Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. subdivide …   Law dictionary

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Subdivide — Sub di*vide , v. i. To be, or to become, subdivided. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • subdivide — (v.) early 15c., from L.L. subdividere from sub in the sense of resulting from further division (see SUB (Cf. sub )) + L. dividere (see DIVISION (Cf. division)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • subdivide — ► VERB ▪ divide (something that has already been divided or that is a separate unit) …   English terms dictionary

  • subdivide — [sub΄di vīd′, sub′di vīd΄] vt., vi. subdivided, subdividing [ME subdividen < LL subdividere: see SUB & DIVIDE] 1. to divide further after previous division has been made 2. to divide (land) into small parcels for sale, as by a real estate firm …   English World dictionary

  • subdivide — v. (D; tr.) to subdivide into * * * [ˌsʌbdɪ vaɪd] (D; tr.) to subdivide into …   Combinatory dictionary

  • subdivide — UK [ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪd] / US verb [transitive] Word forms subdivide : present tense I/you/we/they subdivide he/she/it subdivides present participle subdividing past tense subdivided past participle subdivided to divide the parts of something that has… …   English dictionary

  • subdivide — sub|di|vide [ˌsʌbdıˈvaıd] v [T] to divide into smaller parts something that is already divided ▪ Over time, developers subdivided the land. subdivide sth into sth ▪ The house was subdivided into apartments …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • subdivide — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin subdividere, from Latin sub + dividere to divide Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to divide the parts of into more parts 2. to divide into several parts; especially to divide (a tract of land)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary