subnetwork

noun sub·net·work \ ˌsəb-ˈnet-ˌwərk \
variants: or sub-network

Definition of subnetwork

plural subnetworks or sub-networks
: a portion of a network : a network within a network
  • a healthcare 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

First Known Use of subnetwork

1924

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