sub·​ring ˈsəb-ˌriŋ How to pronounce subring (audio)
: a subset of a mathematical ring which is itself a ring

Examples of subring in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Photons that make two U-turns around the hole appear as a fainter, thinner subring within the first ring. Thomas Lewton, Quanta Magazine, 8 Sep. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subring was in 1917

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Cite this Entry

“Subring.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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