subproblem

noun
sub·​prob·​lem | \ˈsəb-ˌprä-bləm \

Definition of subproblem 

: a problem that is contingent on or forms a part of another more inclusive problem

First Known Use of subproblem

circa 1645, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subproblem was circa 1645

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