subdirectory

noun
sub·di·rec·to·ry | \ ˌsəb-də-ˈrek-t(ə-)rē , -dī- \
variants: or less commonly sub-directory
plural subdirectories also sub-directories

Definition of subdirectory 

: an organizational directory on a computer that is located within another directory : subfolder The file you are looking for should have an extension of .EXE. Did you find it? If not, it may be in a different drive, directory or subdirectory. —Charles Weaver

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1971, in the meaning defined above

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