sub·​sec·​tion | \ˈsəb-ˌsek-shən \

Definition of subsection 

1 : a subdivision or a subordinate division of a section

2 : a subordinate part or branch

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There is the pain of Ayala, who allegedly suffered abuse and is still suffering now at the hands of a particularly virulent subsection of X’s fans. Dan Rys, Billboard, "Grappling With The Complicated Life and Painful Death of XXXTentacion," 29 June 2018 Council members also fixated on a controversial subsection of the proposal that authorizes Hartford leaders to spend another $438,000 on 200 new Tasers from the company supplying the cameras. Jenna Carlesso, Courant Community, "Council Members Postpone Decision On Police Body Cameras," 25 June 2018 Rather than eliminate a subsection of movies, the world's greatest film festival should welcome them with open arms. Stephen Galloway, The Hollywood Reporter, "Cannes vs. Netflix: Why Everyone Lost With the Festival's Ban," 23 May 2018 This allowed for Exxon to drill in an untapped subsection of Russian landscape. Jordan Blum, Houston Chronicle, "XTO to begin move from Fort Worth to Houston," 21 May 2018 For any acknowledgment of the Suits star's on-screen honors, fans have to click to the Biography subsection of her profile. Megan Decker, Harper's BAZAAR, "Meghan Markle's Royal Bio Barely Mentions Her Acting Career," 21 May 2018 In the Security subsection, click on Review your login verification methods. Lily Hay Newman, WIRED, "How to Keep Hackers Out of Your Facebook and Twitter Accounts," 6 May 2018 In that case, the department said, an employee inadvertently downloaded the same application subsection scores twice, resulting in incorrect scores for one would-be winner and nine other applicants. Jackie Borchardt,, "Another error found in Ohio's medical marijuana cultivator scoring process," 30 Apr. 2018 Metro Transit police, which is a subsection of the Sheriff’s Office, includes dozens of deputies who offer surveillance on buses, sometimes by riding along with passengers or doing periodic checks, Jutilla said. Jessica Lee, The Seattle Times, "After #MeToo movement, King County Metro Transit sees more reports of sexual misconduct," 26 Apr. 2018

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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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English Language Learners Definition of subsection

: a part of a section especially of a legal document

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