subcategory

noun
sub·​cat·​e·​go·​ry | \ ˌsəb-ˈka-tə-ˌgȯr-ē How to pronounce subcategory (audio) \
plural subcategories

Definition of subcategory

: 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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“Subcategory.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcategory. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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