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[suhb-sek-shuh n, suhb-sek-] /sʌbˈsɛk ʃən, ˈsʌbˌsɛk-/
a part or division of a section.
verb (used with object)
to divide or partition into subsections.
Origin of subsection
First recorded in 1615-25; sub- + section Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • A subsection, Parapinaster, is established for these exceptional species.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • Forty-two of the sixty-six species of Pinus are included in this subsection.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • In this subsection the Diptera, Libellulina and Mantid will find their place.

  • I was in charge of my subsection at the guns and the men wanted water.

    S.O.S. Stand to! Reginald Grant
  • An order of a Magistrate under this subsection shall be final and conclusive.

    Venereal Diseases in New Zealand (1922) Committee Of The Board Of Health
  • In this subsection Kant introduces the distinction between understanding and judgment which he has sought to justify in A 130 ff.

  • Editorial interjections, including section and subsection headings not in the original, are enclosed in brackets.

    La Ronge Journal, 1823 George Nelson
  • Among the Soft Pines the external duct is invariable in the subsection Paracembra.

    The Genus Pinus George Russell Shaw
  • Now a system prevailed in the battery by which horses were called by names which began with the letter of their subsection.

    Servants of the Guns Jeffery E. Jeffery
  • You'll take over the wheel of A subsection gun team to-day, and have those two remounts to drive.

    Servants of the Guns Jeffery E. Jeffery
British Dictionary definitions for subsection


/ˈsʌbˌsɛkʃən; sʌbˈsɛkʃən/
a section of a section; subdivision
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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