sub·​pe·​ri·​od | \ ˈsəb-ˌpir-ē-əd How to pronounce subperiod (audio) \
variants: or sub-period
plural subperiods or sub-periods

Definition of subperiod

: 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, in the meaning defined above

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“Subperiod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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