subcode

noun
sub·​code | \ ˈsəb-ˌkōd How to pronounce subcode (audio) \
variants: or sub-code
plural subcodes or sub-codes

Definition of subcode

: 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

First Known Use of subcode

1817, in the meaning defined above

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“Subcode.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subcode. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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