subdiscipline

noun sub·dis·ci·pline \ ˌsəb-ˈdi-sə-plən \
variants: or less commonly sub-discipline
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of subdiscipline

plural subdisciplines also sub-disciplines
: a discipline (such as an academic discipline) that is part of a broader discipline
  • Organic chemistry is a subdiscipline of chemistry.
  • The management of programmers is a discipline unto itself. There are subdisciplines that deal with how coders communicate.
  • —Paul Ford

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1912

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