subgroup

noun
sub·​group | \ ˈsəb-ˌgrüp How to pronounce subgroup (audio) \

Definition of subgroup

1 : a subordinate group whose members usually share some common differential quality
2 : a subset of a mathematical group that is itself a group

Examples of subgroup in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Saul is busy growing organs, another subgroup has emerged that can eat only artificial matter. David Sims, The Atlantic, 2 June 2022 Indeed, one subgroup even showed small trend in the ivermectin group toward higher rates of ER visits and hospitalizations. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 31 Mar. 2022 On the other hand, Etsy and Rakuten occupy the same industry subgroup as eBay. Nushin Huq, Fortune, 30 May 2022 Among the subgroup of voters who are extremely interested in the election, Barnette (25%) is narrowly preferred over Oz (22%) and McCormick (21%). Fox News, 10 May 2022 Today the highest Asian subgroup is Asian Indians, with the first wave coming in 1960 and consistently rising with each decade. Zachary Smith, cleveland, 6 May 2022 The Television Academy will now extend membership opportunities to location managers, who have been given a subgroup inside the larger producers peer group. Michael Schneider, Variety, 9 Nov. 2021 Laboratory tests of blood samples from a subgroup of 30 children also showed 36 times the level of neutralizing antibodies against the omicron variant compared with levels after only two doses, according to the news release and a Pfizer spokeswoman. Arkansas Online, 15 Apr. 2022 Laboratory tests of blood samples from a subgroup of 30 children also showed 36 times the level of neutralizing antibodies against the Omicron variant compared with levels after only two doses, according to the news release and a Pfizer spokeswoman. New York Times, 14 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of subgroup

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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22 Jun 2022

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“Subgroup.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subgroup. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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