• IPA: /ˈsʌbdɪvɪʒən/


  1. (countable, uncountable) A division into smaller pieces of something that has already been divided.
  2. (countable) Such a piece that has been divided.
    Work on one subdivision at a time.
  3. (countable) A parcel of land that has been divided into lots.
  4. (countable) A group of houses created by the same builder or in the same general area.
    They're putting in a new subdivision out past Black Ranch Road.
  5. (Philippines) A gated community.
    • 1999, Vicente L. Rafael, Figures of Criminality in Indonesia, the Philippines, and Colonial Vietnam, SEAP Publications (ISBN 9780877277248), page 81:
      ... By the 1970s, cattle rustling had fallen by the wayside, as tractors replaced carabaos and industrial estates and residential subdivisions supplanted rice fields as the mainstays of Cavite's suburban northern towns.
    • 2014, Rodelio B. Carating, Raymundo G. Galanta, Clarita D. Bacatio, The Soils of the Philippines, Springer Science & Business (ISBN 9789401786829), page 51:
      As the farms give way to the residential subdivisions and industrial estates, the centuries-old traditional Filipino houses, slightly raised above grounds and standing on stilts, are abandoned in the quest for more living space.
  • Spanish: lotificación
  • Spanish: lotificación

subdivision (subdivisions, present participle subdivisioning; past and past participle subdivisioned)

  1. (uncommon) To separate something into smaller pieces.

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