subcode

noun sub·code \ ˈsəb-ˌkōd \
variants: or sub-code

Definition of subcode

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

First Known Use of subcode

1817

in the meaning defined above

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