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Divide (something that has already been divided or that is a separate unit):‘the heading was subdivided into eight separate sections’
- ‘There is a small bar to one side, and tables that can seat a total of about 50 are subdivided into small groups by partitions.’
- ‘Iraq is a republic divided into eighteen provinces, which are subdivided into districts.’
- ‘To use this definition in the context of clonal interference, we need to have a priori knowledge about how to best subdivide the sequence space into independent quasispecies.’
- ‘Confining units are further subdivided by some workers into aquicludes and aquitards.’
- ‘These maps not only delineate specific soils and their characteristics but also subdivide them into mapping units based on slope and degree of erosion.’
- ‘The Dal Group is generally subdivided into six units, interpreted as having formed in a rift basin.’
- ‘Each broad period is further subdivided into smaller units.’
- ‘The northern and southern parts are subdivided into units separated by tectonic contacts or superimposed late grabens.’
- ‘And so the course we're on is a course that will divide and subdivide the church further and further.’
- ‘The dominant strategy for dealing with this dilemma is to divide and subdivide the past into distinct periods.’
- ‘Genocchio subdivides the book by a series of alliterative section headings and short preambles but it is generally less than apparent why pieces are included in’
- ‘I am convinced that the world would be a better place if it was not subdivided into a thousand feuding portions by religious beliefs.’
- ‘Roads not only provide access, but may also serve to subdivide the area into units having similar site characteristics and management problems.’
- ‘Some elements are broken by abrupt transitions in frequency, subdividing the element into smaller units.’
- ‘These divisions are further subdivided into districts locally administered by head chiefs.’
- ‘These in turn were subdivided into districts and communes, all run by elected councils and officials.’
- ‘His province was subdivided into districts and the latter into towns and cantons.’
- ‘Through the use of computer image analysis it may be possible to quantify accurately and usefully the variation in D. suberectus and subdivide this widely distributed and long ranging species.’
- ‘Today's technologies and computers can provide layers of information to subdivide the whole field into smaller units for site specific management.’
- ‘To make a small space look bigger, the Chinese divide and subdivide space, and the Japanese borrow distant views.’
Late Middle English: from Latin subdividere (see sub-, divide).
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