I want to write something about an app for bus tracking.

As a community-driven system, the application's users are subdivided into three groups: inactive users (not riding the bus), bus riders, and waiting for the bus.

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    Since this seems to be the "top-level" division, I would suggest simply "divided". If there's a second level in the hierarchy, you can start using "subdivided".
    – Dan Bron
    Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 18:08
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    – Robusto
    Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 18:24

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cat•e•go•rize -

  1. to arrange in categories or classes; classify.
  2. to describe by labeling or giving a name to; characterize.

There are the eight groups by which words may be categorized, according to their roles in sentences:nouns adjectives ....


Divided is the correct choice. Subdivided is used where something has already been divided. More particularly in the case of land parcels.

  • +1,Indeed, you divide and then sub-divide. Commented Feb 5, 2015 at 21:32

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