sub·​re·​gion ˈsəb-ˌrē-jən How to pronounce subregion (audio)
: a subdivision of a region
: one of the primary divisions of a biogeographic region
ˈsəb-ˌrēj-nəl How to pronounce subregion (audio)

Examples of subregion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Worldwide, but especially in the United States, library and bookstore shelves are filled with Italian cookbooks, many of which expound on the dishes found in specific regions, subregions or cities in Italy. G. Daniela Galarza, Washington Post, 28 Sep. 2023 Founded in 2019 with a focus on Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills is a subregion), Bledsoe McDaniels was previously sourcing fruit from a variety of vineyards. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 6 Sep. 2023 The superior temporal gyrus, located in the temporal lobe, seemed to be heavily involved in musical perception, with a particular subregion connected to rhythm. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 17 Aug. 2023 If a table states a preference for Napa Cab but is open to suggestion, Cuper’s first call is Malbec from Lujan de Cuyo, a Mendoza subregion. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 3 July 2023 The depth and breadth of the lineup is overwhelming at first glance, with an entire page of Cabernet Sauvignon and three pages of Argentine Malbec divided by region and subregion. Mike Desimone and Jeff Jenssen, Robb Report, 3 July 2023 Beside injera with ginger beef and red lentils, the subregion of East Africa is colored in. Globe Staff,, 20 June 2023 Researchers have known for a decade that living people in Papua New Guinea and other parts of Melanesia, a subregion of the southwest Pacific Ocean, inherited up to 5% of their DNA from Denisovans, ancient humans closely related to Neanderthals who arrived in Asia about 200,000 years ago. Byann Gibbons,, 8 Dec. 2022 The post said further information will be released when available. ALABAMA POLICE ESTABLISH TIP LINE FOR PHOTOS, VIDEOS FROM SWEET 16 SHOOTING Jasper, a city of just about 6,800 people, is situated in the Deep East Texas subregion, about 40 miles west of the Texas-Louisiana state line. Danielle Wallace, Fox News, 23 Apr. 2023 See More

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First Known Use

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of subregion was in 1559

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“Subregion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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