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subtype

[suhb-tahyp]
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noun
  1. a subordinate type.
  2. a special type included within a more general type.
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Origin of subtype

First recorded in 1860–65; sub- + type
Related formssub·typ·i·cal [suhb-tip-i-kuh l] /sʌbˈtɪp ɪ kəl/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • Subtype, sub′tīp, n. a type included in another and more general one.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 4 of 4: S-Z and supplements)

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British Dictionary definitions for subtype

subtype

noun
  1. a secondary or subordinate type or genre, esp a specific one considered as falling under a general classification
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Derived Formssubtypical (sʌbˈtɪpɪkəl), adjective
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