From King Dictionary of Contemporary English subdivide sub‧di‧vide / ˌsʌbdəˈvaɪd / verb [transitive ] SEPARATE to divide into smaller parts something that is already divided Over time, developers subdivided the land. subdivide something into something The house was subdivided into apartments. → See Verb table Examples from the Corpus subdivide • The madness here is that it does not matter what we organize, what we number, what we subdivide. • The most southerly of the three enclosures had also been subdivided, although little of its eastern half lay within the trench. • A simple spinner using a pentatonic scale might be subdivided into five symmetrically weighted sectors. • Rocks can be subdivided into types on the basis of texture. • These categories are then subdivided or classified, so as to create more manageable groups that can later be analyzed. • A simple solution is to subdivide the 900- pixel matrix into nine 10-by-10 matrices. • Helper furnishes a list of floods and another of wrecked ships, subdividing the latter into steamers and sailing vessels. • County councils, moreover, frequently subdivided their territory for administrative purposes. • William Heath Davis, who subdivided this portion of San Diego in 1850, reserved the block for a federal courthouse.