sub·​re·​gion | \ ˈsəb-ˌrē-jən How to pronounce subregion (audio) \

Definition of subregion

1 : a subdivision of a region
2 : one of the primary divisions of a biogeographic region

Other Words from subregion

subregional \ ˈsəb-​ˌrēj-​nəl How to pronounce subregion (audio) , -​ˌrē-​jə-​nᵊl \ adjective

Examples of subregion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Project costs are spread across the entire MISO subregion. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 26 July 2022 The white circle encloses the area impacted by the downburst, but the most extreme winds were contained in the subregion of pink colors, just southwest of Olney. Jason Samenow, Washington Post, 12 July 2022 There are multiple pages of Sicilian wine; the red wines from the Etna subregion alone claim a page and a half. Lettie Teague, WSJ, 16 June 2022 Southeastern San Diego also has twice as many hospital discharges for asthma and hypertensive disease as any other central subregion — and double the countywide figure. San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 May 2022 This news comes after the continent has seen a rise in food prices due to a severe drought in the eastern subregion. Ashlee Banks, Essence, 7 Mar. 2022 Sihlobo explains that the Ukraine war also comes at a bad time for Africa given the current experience of a severe drought in its eastern subregion, which has taken a hit on food prices. Nimi Princewill, CNN, 5 Mar. 2022 But here, color-coded by subregion, one click pops up an overview of the area, its soil, climate and grapes. Lana Bortolot, Forbes, 28 Oct. 2021 Travelers typically fly into Kelowna, in the Lake Country subregion, where the province’s oldest continually operating winery, Calona Vineyards, was established in 1932. Washington Post, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of subregion

1559, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Subregion.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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