variants: or sub-sentence
plural subsentences or sub-sentences
Definition of subsentence
1 grammar : a sentence that is part of a larger sentence "I was late" is a subsentence of "I was late because it was snowing."
2 : a mathematical or logical statement that makes up part of a larger mathematical or logical statement The sentence "A = B implies that B = C" contains the subsentences A = B and B = C.
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