sub·​ar·​ea ˌsəb-ˈer-ē-ə How to pronounce subarea (audio)
variants or sub-area
plural subareas or sub-areas
: an area within a larger area
Most of the streets there really do have no name; instead, cities and towns are subdivided into areas, subareas and blocks.Robin Birtstone

Examples of subarea in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Moreover, the horizontal spaces between neurons in this subarea widened by nearly 50 percent, creating more room for axons and dendrites. Heather Pringle, Scientific American, 1 Oct. 2016 The council is considering alternatives to the emergency action, including implementing an annual closure of the savings area and subareas to all commercial groundfish fishing gears through a normal rulemaking process — that would not include non-pelagic trawling. Anchorage Daily News, 13 May 2023 With social-distancing measures in place for the foreseeable future, queue management—once an esoteric subarea of logistics—is being recast as a health-and-wellness hero. Elissaveta M. Brandon, The Atlantic, 28 Oct. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subarea was in 1849

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Cite this Entry

“Subarea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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