sub·​sec·​tion ˈsəb-ˌsek-shən How to pronounce subsection (audio)
: a subdivision or a subordinate division of a section
: a subordinate part or branch

Examples of subsection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That’s where actually people did show up in 1st century garb — not everybody, but a subsection of them. Lacey Rose, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Feb. 2024 The vagus nerve is among the most important subsections of the human nervous system. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 On True Achievements, which tracks similar data based on a certain subsection of Xbox players, Suicide Squad is not even on its Top 40 chart at all. Paul Tassi, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 This particular section of our planet — comprised of two subsections known as the lithosphere and the asthenosphere — are where tectonic plates shift, causing earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, as well as the movement of the continents and the forming of mountains. Matt Benoit, Discover Magazine, 19 Dec. 2023 The chatbot whipped up a proposal with a justification and eight subsections. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2023 In fact, the city worker who analyzed the text suggested amending Porto Alegre’s existing 1987 water and sanitation law with subsections from Rosário’s proposal, records show. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 4 Dec. 2023 Chalamet has always allowed a lack of words to speak volumes, which is to say: A whole subsection of his fandom has created a Chalamet that’s hardly there. Fran Hoepfner, Vulture, 4 Dec. 2023 Each plate has one main section and two subsections for the animal’s ears or feet. Elisabeth Buchwald, CNN, 21 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of subsection was in 1621

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“Subsection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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