[ suhb-groop ]
/ ˈsʌbˌgrup /


a subordinate group; a division of a group.
Chemistry. a division of a group in the periodic table.
Mathematics. a subset of a group that is closed under the group operation and in which every element has an inverse in the subset.

Origin of subgroup

First recorded in 1835–45; sub- + group Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for subgroup

/ (ˈsʌbˌɡruːp) /


a distinct and often subordinate division of a group
a mathematical group whose members are members of another group, both groups being subject to the same rule of combination
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