Etymology
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subdivide (v.)

early 15c. (transitive), from Late Latin subdividere from sub in the sense of "resulting from further division" (see sub-) + Latin dividere (see division). Intransitive sense is from 1590s.

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Definitions of subdivide

subdivide (v.)
form into subdivisions;
The cells subdivided
subdivide (v.)
divide into smaller and smaller pieces;
This apartment cannot be subdivided any further!
From wordnet.princeton.edu