subblock

noun

sub·​block ˈsəb-ˌbläk How to pronounce subblock (audio)
variants or sub-block
plural subblocks or sub-blocks
: a block that is a subdivision of a larger block: such as
a
: a functional subdivision of a building or part of a building
b
: a subdivision of a quantity, number, or section of things dealt with as a unit
a sub-block of data

Word History

First Known Use

1857, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subblock was in 1857

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Cite this Entry

“Subblock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subblock. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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