sub·​pro·​gram | \ ˈsəb-ˌprō-ˌgram How to pronounce subprogram (audio) , -grəm \

Definition of subprogram

: a semi-independent portion of a program (as for a computer)

Examples of subprogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "This Could Be the Army's Next-Gen Helicopter," 12 Apr. 2017

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Subprogram.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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