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TO SUBDIVIDE. To divide a part of a thing which has already been divided. For example, when a person dies leaving children, and grandchildren, the children of one of his own who is dead, his property is divided into as many shares as he had children, including the deceased, and the share of the deceased is subdivided into as many shares as he had children.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Based on this balanced approach, foundries can reduce cross-contamination by subdividing ventilation into multiple zones (which reduces the distance between fresh air introduction and exhaust) and using local ventilation controls to capture emissions at the source.
The installation cloud-net filled the gallery space with what Vicuna calls the "being and non-being of weaving." Ten thick, soft strands of white merino wool were woven across the room, subdividing the gallery into large, open squares.
By subdividing these areas into over 100 sub-groups, identification and location of a service, and therefore supplier, is said to be as simple and quick as possible.