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English noun: subdivision

1. subdivision (location) an area composed of subdivided lots

Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract

2. subdivision (act) the act of subdividing; division of something previously divided

Broader (hypernym)division, partition, partitioning, sectionalisation, sectionalization, segmentation

3. subdivision (group) a division of some larger or more complex organization

SamplesA branch of Congress.
Botany is a branch of biology.
The Germanic branch of Indo-European languages.

Synonymsarm, branch

Broader (hypernym)division

Narrower (hyponym)executive branch, Executive Office of the President, judicial branch, legislative branch, local post office, post office

4. subdivision (communication) a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical)

SamplesHe always turns first to the business section.
The history of this work is discussed in the next section.


Broader (hypernym)music, piece of writing, writing, written material

Narrower (hyponym)above, article, book, canto, chapter, clause, close, closing, conclusion, development, end, ending, episode, exposition, insert, introduction, lead, lead-in, lede, mezuza, mezuzah, narration, obbligato, obligato, passage, recapitulation, sports section, spot, spot, sura

Domain categorymusic

5. subdivision (artifact) a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided


Broader (hypernym)section, segment

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