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

Examples of subpart in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This comes from a new subpart added to Government Code Section 65852.2(a), allowing cities to permit a homeowner to convert their home and an ADU on their lot into a two-unit condominium association. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 30 Dec. 2023 Assembly Bill 1458, by Member Tri Ta of Westminster, would add a new subpart 2 to Civil Code Section 5115(d), allowing a member election that fails for lack of quorum to proceed within 5 to 30 days later, changing the quorum to be those members participating. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 Mar. 2023 Professor, the House bill would weaken subpart F. Robert Goulder, Forbes, 10 Nov. 2021 With the exception of subpart (a) of this Arbitration Provision, above, if any portion of this Arbitration Provision is deemed invalid or unenforceable or otherwise conflicts with the Rules, the remaining portions of this Arbitration Provision will remain valid and enforceable. Star Tribune, 29 Oct. 2020 The new subpart clarifies that HOAs are not required to provide social media or online resources to members or to allow members to post on the HOA’s website. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 Oct. 2022 The empowerment of Civil Code Section 4225 does not only authorize amendments to remove such discriminations, but at subpart (b) of the statute requires it. Kelly G. Richardson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 Mar. 2022 Look at the next factor, in subpart (3) of Section 5003(b): (A) Districts shall be drawn . . . Dan McLaughlin, National Review, 20 Feb. 2022

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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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“Subpart.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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