subperiod

noun sub·pe·ri·od \ ˈsəb-ˌpir-ē-əd \
variants: or sub-period
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subperiod

plural subperiods or sub-periods
:a period that is a subdivision of a longer period
  • … the Ice Age, more precisely, 10,000 years ago or the tail end of the Pleistocene subperiod.
  • —Robert Carr
  • Let's look at the subperiods of the 1980s. The first quarter of the decade had to be devoted to fighting against two-digit inflation.
  • The Christian Science Monitor

First Known Use of subperiod

1843


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