sub·​code ˈsəb-ˌkōd How to pronounce subcode (audio)
variants or sub-code
plural subcodes or sub-codes
: a code that is part of or subordinate to another code
The code would include subcodes concerning building, plumbing, electrical, fire safety, elevator and boiler codes.Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau
The values … are … two-character language codes. If you want to specify a dialect of the language you can follow the language code with a dash and a subcode name.Jon Duckett

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subcode was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Subcode.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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