sub·​cen·​ter ˌsəb-ˈsen-tər How to pronounce subcenter (audio)
: a secondary center
especially : a center (as for shopping) located outside the main business area of a city

Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subcenter was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

“Subcenter.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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