sub·​graph ˈsəb-ˌgraf How to pronounce subgraph (audio)
: 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 But there is one induced subgraph in particular that many mathematicians have in their sights. Quanta Magazine, 26 Apr. 2021 That’s one subgraph, which represents solutions to an algebraic equation like x2 + y2 = 1. Quanta Magazine, 31 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1931, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subgraph was in 1931

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“Subgraph.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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