subpart

noun
sub·​part | \ ˈsəb-ˌpärt How to pronounce subpart (audio) \
variants: or sub-part
plural subparts or sub-parts

Definition of subpart

: 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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“Subpart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subpart. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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