subgroup

[ suhb-groop ]
/ ˈsʌbˌgrup /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. subgingival curettage,
  2. subgingival space,
  3. subglacial,
  4. subglossal,
  5. subgrade,
  6. subgrundation,
  7. subgum,
  8. subha,
  9. subhalide,
  10. subharmonic

Origin of subgroup

First recorded in 1835–45; sub- + group

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British Dictionary definitions for subgroup

subgroup

/ (ˈsʌbˌɡruːp) /

noun

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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