sub·​graph | \ ˈsəb-ˌgraf How to pronounce subgraph (audio) \

Definition of subgraph

: a graph all of whose points and lines are contained in a larger graph

Examples of subgraph in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s one subgraph, which represents solutions to an algebraic equation like x2 + y2 = 1. Quanta Magazine, "Mathematicians Cut Apart Shapes to Find Pieces of Equations," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of subgraph

1931, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2019

Cite this Entry

“Subgraph.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 13 December 2019.

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