sub·​sec·​tion | \ ˈsəb-ˌsek-shən How to pronounce subsection (audio) \

Definition of subsection

1 : a subdivision or a subordinate division of a section
2 : a subordinate part or branch

Examples of subsection in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Except as provided in subsection (6) below, the arbitrator can award the same damages and individualized relief that a court can award under applicable law. CNN, 22 June 2021 The factors behind those numbers may be twofold, Macpherson said: while a significant number of people opted to move out of San Francisco to more affordable regions, another subsection of people decided to stay put in their homes. Annie Vainshtein, San Francisco Chronicle, 22 June 2021 There is an even deeper subsection of intensity for low-scoring one-goal games., 4 June 2021 The reason why was embedded in a subsection 11 of Article 2 which covers privacy violations and image privacy rights. Joshua David Stein, Curbed, 4 May 2021 But there was a smaller, vocal subsection of followers clamoring for new music from Chattanooga rapper Isaiah Rashad, who near-disappeared after releasing his debut album, The Sun’s Tirade, in 2016. Justin Curto, Vulture, 7 May 2021 Allowing this subsection to stand in for all White voters without a college degree simply won't make up for the problem of the polls not capturing those who don't participate. Harry Enten, CNN, 13 Apr. 2021 At no time shall the State Election Board suspend more than four county or municipal superintendents pursuant to subsection (f) of this Code section. New York Times, 2 Apr. 2021 There’s a whole subsection of YouTube videos just trying to unpack Beck’s drumming. New York Times, 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of subsection

1621, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of subsection was in 1621

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“Subsection.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of subsection

: a part of a section especially of a legal document

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