subproblem

noun

sub·​prob·​lem ˈsəb-ˌprä-bləm How to pronounce subproblem (audio)
: a problem that is contingent on or forms a part of another more inclusive problem

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1645, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subproblem was circa 1645

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“Subproblem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subproblem. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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