subpart

noun sub·part \ ˈsəb-ˌpärt \
variants: or sub-part

Definition of subpart

plural subparts or sub-parts
: something that is a part of a larger part
  • In language arts, the focus is placed on the parts and subparts of language, with the expectation that the learner will be able to put it all into a coherent whole after he or she has all the parts.
  • —Betty Jo McCarty
especially : a subordinate part of a legal document
  • according to the provisions of Subpart 4
  • … during an era that obviously pre-dated corporate legal departments, liability suits, OSHA rules, and subparts of parts of Federal Aviation Regulations …
  • —Stephan Wilkinson

First Known Use of subpart

1755

in the meaning defined above

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