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

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Other Words from subregion

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

Examples of subregion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Neural circuitry within specific hippocampal subregions (in particular, areas called CA1 and CA2) contribute to such social memories. Matthew Schafer, Scientific American, "In Search of the Brain’s Social Road Maps," 1 Feb. 2020 The wine tastings are designed to go over major wine regions and subregions, grapes and types of wine, and all the wines poured will be sustainably produced and made with minimal intervention. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sip and learn about wine in Explorer's Club at Voyager in Bay View," 6 Jan. 2020 Three days was just enough time to explore the relatively small region, which is suspended within the Ebro River Valley and divided into three subregions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Alavesa, and Rioja Baja. Laura Jung, Harper's BAZAAR, "72 Hours in Spanish Wine Country," 18 Dec. 2019 Chardonnay is the only grape variety grown in this subregion. Rachel King, Fortune, "6 Bottles That Prove Chardonnay Isn’t the Boring White Wine You Think It Is," 30 Nov. 2019 The region’s heartland is the Cote d’Or, and Burgundy fiends love parsing the terroirs of the Cote d’Or’s two subregions. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "For Burgundy’s best-value wines, look south," 25 Oct. 2019 Remarkably, the jets of about a dozen of the galaxies, concentrated in a subregion of the field of view, can all be seen pointing in the same direction. Quanta Magazine, "A Glimpse Through a Cosmic Keyhole," 14 June 2016 Partisans take turns drawing lines on the map; each line to divide a contiguous region into two contiguous subregions, each containing an integer multiple of N/n people (within agreed rounding error). WSJ, "Hooray for Fair Districts, but What’s Fair?," 6 Sep. 2018 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

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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 9 Jul. 2020.

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