Definition of subdivide verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

subdivide

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪd//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪd//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they subdivide
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪd//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪd//
 
he / she / it subdivides
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪdz//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪdz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪdz//
 
past simple subdivided
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪdɪd//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪdɪd//
 
past participle subdivided
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪdɪd//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪdɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪdɪd//
 
-ing form subdividing
BrE BrE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsʌbdɪvaɪdɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪdɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsʌbdɪˈvaɪdɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, often passive, intransitive] subdivide (something) (into something) to divide something into smaller parts; to be divided into smaller parts Each of the chapters is subdivided into several double-page spreads. The bibliography is arranged in period sections, subdivided by subject. Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin subdividere (see sub-, divide).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: subdivide