sub·​net·​work ˌsəb-ˈnet-ˌwərk How to pronounce subnetwork (audio)
variants or sub-network
plural subnetworks or sub-networks
: a portion of a network : a network within a network
a health-care subnetwork
telecommunications subnetworks
If the data's destination is within the local subnetwork, the bridge discards it, thus cutting down on unnecessary network traffic.Jackie Fox

Examples of subnetwork in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During that time, the federal government has invested nearly $1 billion into the hotline, including specific subnetworks for veterans, LGBTQ+, Spanish speakers and users of American Sign Language designed to meet each group's distinct needs. Eli Cahan, ABC News, 10 Oct. 2023 During that time the hotline has also rolled out specific subnetworks for Veterans, LGBTQ+, Spanish-speakers, and users of American Sign Language to meet each group’s distinct needs. Eli Cahan, ABC News, 14 Sep. 2023 The two patterns are spatially correlated and most pronounced in a left temporal subnetwork, including the hippocampus and amygdala. Neuroskeptic, Discover Magazine, 17 Jan. 2016

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subnetwork was in 1924

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“Subnetwork.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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