sub·​pan·​el ˈsəb-ˌpa-nᵊl How to pronounce subpanel (audio)
variants or sub-panel
plural subpanels or sub-panels
: a panel that is part of a larger panel: such as
: a group of persons selected from the members of a panel to perform a specific task
appointed two advisory subpanels
a subpanel report
: a thin, usually rectangular piece of material (such as wood) that is part of a larger surface
… arranges crosshatching across three panels of differently treated canvas.… each of the three panels is subdivided into three more vertical sections wherein the first subpanel of each main panel reproduces the final subpanel of the preceding one …Linda Ben-Zvi and Angela Moorjani
… developed a standardized wall assembly using a variable, hexagonal tiling scheme. Beginning with a subpanel of six tiles, the architects modified the hexagonal geometries at their intersections at the center of the panel, while stabilizing the overall shape at the panel's edges.Ben Pell

Examples of subpanel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Walker, an ardent Republican, is one of a handful of dignitaries speaking during the hearing with the subpanel considering H.R. 40, a piece of legislation pushing to create a reparations committee. Stephanie Toone, ajc, 17 Feb. 2021 For the past couple of years, the models used to estimate fish populations have been performing poorly, thanks to the impacts of climate change and the drought, said sport fisherman Jim Yarnall, a member of the council’s salmon advisory subpanel of fishing and tribal representatives. Elizabeth Weise, USA TODAY, 7 Apr. 2023 The legislation has much in common with past bills proposed by House Democrats and some populist Republicans who have been critical of Big Tech, such as Sen. Josh Hawley of Missouri, and Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado, the new ranking member of the House antitrust subpanel. Nihal Krishan, Washington Examiner, 4 Feb. 2021 Khanna, who oversees the committee’s subpanel on the environment, asked the CEOs to commit to reducing their production of fossil fuels, as called for by the Paris Agreement. NBC News, 28 Oct. 2021 The weather is supposed to improve, however, and there should be more fish around this weekend in time for Mother’s Day, said Koeppen, who is also on the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s salmon advisory subpanel. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 3 May 2021 As the subpanel met, reporters asked White House press secretary Jen Psaki about where the president stood on the current consideration of the bill. Stephanie Toone, ajc, 17 Feb. 2021 The House subpanel is requesting a briefing by Sept. 1 regarding the speech, the expense of the trip, and how much was reimbursed by the RNC, the Trump campaign, or others. Mica Soellner, Washington Examiner, 25 Aug. 2020 The funding bill will be debated Monday evening by the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies subpanel. al, 7 July 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subpanel was in 1868

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“Subpanel.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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