subregion

noun
sub·re·gion | \ ˈsəb-ˌrē-jən \

Definition of subregion 

1 : a subdivision of a region

2 : one of the primary divisions of a biogeographic region

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subregional \ˈsəb-ˌrēj-nəl, -ˌrē-jə-nᵊl \ adjective

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The women consulted the lists of potential wines laid out in front of them, all of which were divided by country or region, as well as by subregion or style. Valeriya Safronova, New York Times, "The Proof Is in Their Palates," 10 July 2018 At every age, prolonged sitters show less thickness in the medial temporal lobe and the subregions that make it up, the study found. Melissa Healy, latimes.com, "Too much sitting may thin the part of your brain that's important for memory, study suggests," 13 Apr. 2018 True Chablis hails from the eponymous subregion of Burgundy, France. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "If you think you don't like Chablis, maybe you haven't tried the real thing," 21 Mar. 2018 One of its central goals is to boost African economies by harmonizing trade liberalization across subregions and at the continental level. Landry Signé, Washington Post, "Africa’s big new free trade agreement, explained," 29 Mar. 2018 Compare that to some -- but not all -- of the 50 US states, which have coroners stationed locally by county or subregion. John D. Sutter, CNN, "Puerto Rico's uncounted hurricane deaths," 27 Oct. 2017 That constitution, and numerous subsequent laws adding to it, give Catalonia more autonomy than practically any other national subregion in the democratic world. Tunku Varadarajan, WSJ, "The Strain in Spain Could Cause a World of Pain," 27 Sep. 2017 There are five subregions in Rias Baixas, and albarino can come from any of them: Ribeira do Ulla, Val do Salnes, Soutomaior, Condado do Tea and O Rosal. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Albarino: Your wine for about anything pulled from the sea," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of subregion

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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