sub·​com·​mu·​ni·​ty ˌsəb-kə-ˈmyü-nə-tē How to pronounce subcommunity (audio)
: a distinct grouping within a community

Examples of subcommunity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each newsletter writer would be responsible for moderating their own subcommunity. Jacob Stern, The Atlantic, 12 Jan. 2024 From Patagonia to Greenland, calving is also a tourist attraction which, thanks to improvements in smartphone camera resolution, has given rise to a YouTube subcommunity. Krista Stevens, Longreads, 12 July 2023 Along with vintner David Choi, who goes by winewithdavid and has nearly 250,000 followers, and Iris Daniel, who goes by themillennialsomm and has nearly 150,000 followers, McCrossin is now one of the most influential creators on the platform within the wine subcommunity. Jess Lander, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 Mar. 2022 Still, that hasn't stopped traditional publishing houses from trying to incorporate the subcommunity into their marketing efforts successfully. Theara Coleman, The Week, 8 Dec. 2022 Per TikTok, #DollyTok is a subcommunity whose daily postings celebrate her music, movies and larger-than-life personality. Todd Spangler, Variety, 5 Dec. 2022 Moorehead has become something of a figurehead of a global subcommunity of aging and elderly athletes who are pushing the limits of extreme sport into old age. Gregory Thomas, San Francisco Chronicle, 30 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subcommunity was in 1966

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“Subcommunity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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