sub-


sub-

prefix

: under : beneath : below

: at a lower rank or secondary level

: division or smaller part of

Full Definition of SUB-

1
:  under :  beneath :  below <subsoil> <subaqueous>
2
a :  subordinate :  secondary :  next lower than or inferior to <substation> <subeditor>
b :  subordinate portion of :  subdivision of <subcommittee> <subspecies>
c :  with repetition (as of a process) so as to form, stress, or deal with subordinate parts or relations <sublet> <subcontract>
3
:  less than completely, perfectly, or normally :  somewhat <subacute> <subclinical>
4
a :  almost :  nearly <suberect>
b :  falling nearly in the category of and often adjoining :  bordering on <subarctic>
  1. sub·ad·o·les·cent
  2. sub·agen·cy
  3. sub·agent
  4. sub·al·lo·ca·tion
  5. sub·ar·ea
  6. sub·au·di·ble
  7. sub·av·er·age
  8. sub·base·ment
  9. sub·ba·sin
  10. sub·block
  11. sub·branch
  12. sub·caste
  13. sub·cat·e·go·ri·za·tion
  14. sub·cat·e·go·rize
  15. sub·cat·e·go·ry
  16. sub·ceil·ing
  17. sub·cel·lar
  18. sub·chap·ter
  19. sub·chief
  20. sub·clan
  21. sub·clus·ter
  22. sub·code
  23. sub·col·lec·tion
  24. sub·col·lege
  25. sub·col·le·giate
  26. sub·col·o·ny
  27. sub·com·mis·sion
  28. sub·com·po·nent
  29. sub·co·ri·a·ceous
  30. sub·coun·ty
  31. sub·cult
  32. sub·cu·ra·tive
  33. sub·dean
  34. sub·de·ci·sion
  35. sub·de·part·ment
  36. sub·de·vel·op·ment
  37. sub·di·a·lect
  38. sub·di·rec·tor
  39. sub·dis·ci·pline
  40. sub·dis·trict
  41. sub·econ·o·my
  42. sub·fac·ul·ty
  43. sub·file
  44. sub·frag·ment
  45. sub·frame
  46. sub·gen·er·a·tion
  47. sub·genre
  48. sub·goal
  49. sub·gov·ern·ment
  50. sub·hu·mid
  51. sub·in·dus·try
  52. sub·in·hib·i·to·ry
  53. sub·lan·guage
  54. sub·lev·el
  55. sub·li·brar·i·an
  56. sub·li·cense
  57. sub·lit·er·a·cy
  58. sub·lit·er·ate
  59. sub·lot
  60. sub·man·ag·er
  61. sub·mar·ket
  62. sub·max·i·mal
  63. sub·menu
  64. sub·min·i·mal
  65. sub·min·i·mum
  66. sub·min·is·ter
  67. sub·na·tion·al
  68. sub·net·work
  69. sub·niche
  70. sub·op·ti·mal
  71. sub·op·ti·mi·za·tion
  72. sub·op·ti·mize
  73. sub·op·ti·mum
  74. sub·or·ga·ni·za·tion
  75. sub·pan·el
  76. sub·par
  77. sub·para·graph
  78. sub·par·al·lel
  79. sub·part
  80. sub·pe·ri·od
  81. sub·phase
  82. sub·pri·mate
  83. sub·pro·cess
  84. sub·prod·uct
  85. sub·proj·ect
  86. sub·pro·le·tar·i·at
  87. sub·ra·tio·nal
  88. sub·sat·u·rat·ed
  89. sub·sat·u·ra·tion
  90. sub·scale
  91. sub·science
  92. sub·sea
  93. sub·sec·re·tary
  94. sub·sec·tor
  95. sub·seg·ment
  96. sub·sense
  97. sub·sen·tence
  98. sub·se·ries
  99. sub·site
  100. sub·skill
  101. sub·so·ci·ety
  102. sub·spe·cial·ist
  103. sub·spe·cial·ize
  104. sub·spe·cial·ty
  105. sub·state
  106. sub·stel·lar
  107. sub·sys·tem
  108. sub·task
  109. sub·test
  110. sub·theme
  111. sub·ther·a·peu·tic
  112. sub·top·ic
  113. sub·trea·sury
  114. sub·trend
  115. sub·tribe
  116. sub·type
  117. sub·unit
  118. sub·va·ri·ety
  119. sub·vas·sal
  120. sub·vis·i·ble
  121. sub·vi·su·al
  122. sub·world
  123. sub·writ·er
  124. sub·ze·ro
  125. sub·zone

Origin of SUB-

Middle English, from Latin, under, below, secretly, from below, near, from sub under, close to — more at up

sub-

prefix    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUB-

1
: under : beneath : below <subaponeurotic>
2
: subordinate portion of : subdivision of <subspecies>
3
: less than completely or perfectly <subnormal>

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