sublevel

noun sub·lev·el \ ˈsəb-ˌle-vəl \
variants: or sub-level
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of sublevel

plural sublevels or sub-levels
: a level that is lower than or subordinate to another level
  • a sublevel garage
  • The 60 words were divided into nine separate groups based on grade levels and sublevels.
  • —Christopher H. Skinner and Carol W. Johnson
  • … the region around it has continued on code yellow for most of the last ten years, despite attempts by the national government to lower it. To resolve the inconsistency, in 2004 the authorities created sublevels within the color levels green and yellow.
  • —Jesús Manuel Macías and Benigno E. Aguirre

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