subsection

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noun sub·sec·tion \ˈsəb-ˌsek-shən\

Definition of subsection

  1. 1 :  a subdivision or a subordinate division of a section

  2. 2 :  a subordinate part or branch

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First Known Use of subsection

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SUBSECTION Defined for English Language Learners

subsection

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Definition of subsection for English Language Learners

  • : a part of a section especially of a legal document


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