subsection

noun

sub·​sec·​tion ˈsəb-ˌsek-shən How to pronounce subsection (audio)
1
: a subdivision or a subordinate division of a section
2
: a subordinate part or branch

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Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web That’s especially true when a subsection worth noting is added at the last minute. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 10 Aug. 2022 The company would have to increase its information-technology spending to accurately identify a subsection of transactions with suppliers, Vice President and Controller Nate Carey said in a March letter to the FASB. Mark Maurer, WSJ, 20 July 2022 No other city in the nation has voters elect multiple city council members to represent a single geographic subsection of the city. oregonlive, 15 July 2022 Located in the Shady Acres subsection of the Heights, Austin's joins a rapidly changing block. Emma Balter, Chron, 6 June 2022 There will always be a subsection of the population of this city that craves conformity, that needs to avoid standing out in a social circle. Dave Schilling, Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2022 Costa Rican productions will be highlighted by subsection Costa Rica Guest Country. John Hopewell, Variety, 21 Mar. 2022 At issue is the statute’s subsection (c), which was added by the 2002 Sarbanes–Oxley Act. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, 10 Mar. 2022 Tallarico has muddied the waters with so many misstatements and contradictions that retro-friendly forum AtariAge shut down its Amico subsection in late 2021. Sam Machkovech, Ars Technica, 8 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subsection. Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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