subsense

noun sub·sense \ ˈsəb-ˌsen(t)s \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subsense

plural subsenses
: a specific sense of a word or phrase that is derived from, included in, or closely related to a broader sense and that may be grouped with the broader sense in a dictionary
  • split the fourth sense into two subsenses

First Known Use of subsense

1876


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