Etymology
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subdivision (n.)

early 15c., "process of dividing into smaller parts;" mid-15c., "portion of land that has been divided," noun of action from subdivide. Sense of "plot of land broken into lots for housing development" is from 1911.

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Definitions of subdivision

subdivision (n.)
an area composed of subdivided lots;
subdivision (n.)
the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided;
subdivision (n.)
a division of some larger or more complex organization;
Synonyms: branch / arm
subdivision (n.)
a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical);
Synonyms: section
subdivision (n.)
a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided;
Synonyms: subsection
From wordnet.princeton.edu