subpart

noun

sub·​part ˈsəb-ˌpärt How to pronounce subpart (audio)
variants or sub-part
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

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Word History

First Known Use

1755, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subpart was in 1755

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Cite this Entry

“Subpart.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subpart. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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