subscale

noun
sub·​scale | \ ˈsəb-ˌskāl How to pronounce subscale (audio) \
variants: or sub-scale
plural subscales or sub-scales

Definition of subscale

: a scale used to obtain a rating or measurement that contributes to a rating or measurement on a larger scale The overall score on this scale is the sum of scores on the four subscales. The 90 symptoms form nine subscales and three measures of overall distress.— Marjorie Chary Feinson

First Known Use of subscale

1903, in the meaning defined above

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“Subscale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subscale. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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