subcollection

noun sub·col·lec·tion \ ˈsəb-kə-ˌlek-shən \
variants: or sub-collection
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subcollection

plural subcollections or sub-collections
:a collection (as of books or artwork) that is part of a larger collection
  • … so many of her architects' drawings are for furniture designs that she has what constitutes a virtual subcollection of furniture sketches …
  • —Paul Goldberger
  • … the thirty-three remaining Renoirs … form the most important subcollection at the museum.
  • —Patricia R. Ivinski
  • The collection of the ministry documents covers the period from 1866 to 1922 and consists of 4,598 registers or notebooks. It is classified according to twenty-one subcollections, according to office of origin.
  • —Yücel Güçlü

First Known Use of subcollection

1869


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