sub·​pro·​gram ˈsəb-ˌprō-ˌgram How to pronounce subprogram (audio)
: a semi-independent portion of a program (as for a computer)

Examples of subprogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There also will be a new subprogram this year, which will provide assistance and guidance to newer nonprofit leaders. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, 1 May 2021 The JMR program has several subprograms, with the Future Vertical Lift-Medium set to replace the UH-60 and AH-64 and the FVL-Heavy set to replace the CH-47. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 12 Apr. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subprogram was in 1947

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“Subprogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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