subproject

noun
sub·proj·ect | \ˌsəb-ˈprä-ˌjekt, -jikt also -ˈprō-\
variants: or sub-project
plural subprojects or sub-projects

Definition of subproject 

: a project that is part of a larger project … divided the … project into discrete subprojects to facilitate delivery of specific work scope in shorter timeframes …— Francie Israeli

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1877, in the meaning defined above

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