subcommittee

[ suhb-kuh-mit-ee ]
/ ˈsʌb kəˌmɪt i /
|

noun

a secondary committee appointed out of a main committee.

Nearby words

  1. subclinical,
  2. subclinical absence,
  3. subclinical diabetes,
  4. subcolumnar,
  5. subcommission,
  6. subcommunity,
  7. subcompact,
  8. subcompany,
  9. subconscious,
  10. subconsciously

Origin of subcommittee

First recorded in 1600–10; sub- + committee

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for subcommittee


British Dictionary definitions for subcommittee

subcommittee

/ (ˈsʌbkəˌmɪtɪ) /

noun

a distinct and often subordinate division of a committee
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for subcommittee

subcommittee

n.

c.1600, from sub- + committee.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper