subcategory

noun sub·cat·e·go·ry \ ˌsəb-ˈka-tə-ˌgȯr-ē \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of subcategory

plural subcategories
: a category that is a subdivision of a larger category : a secondary category
  • grouping the books into the appropriate categories and subcategories
  • A new subcategory of vodkas, which provide a contrast to the "tasteless" aspect of this spirit, are the flavored vodkas …
  • —Alexis Bespaloff

First Known Use of subcategory

1842

in the meaning defined above

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