sub·​lev·​el | \ ˈsəb-ˌle-vəl How to pronounce sublevel (audio) \
variants: or sub-level
plural sublevels or sub-levels

Definition of sublevel

: 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

First Known Use of sublevel

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Sublevel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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