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[suhb-sek-shuh n, suhb-sek-]
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  1. a part or division of a section.
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verb (used with object)
  1. to divide or partition into subsections.
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Origin of subsection

First recorded in 1615–25; sub- + section
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Related Words for subsection

chapter, division, office, section, wing, member, bureau, subsidiary, arm, category, subdivision, extension, classification, annex, portion, dependency, connection, part, derivative, tributary

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Historical Examples of subsection

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for subsection


  1. a section of a section; subdivision
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