sub·​skill | \ ˈsəb-ˌskil How to pronounce subskill (audio) \
variants: or sub-skill
plural subskills or sub-skills

Definition of subskill

: a skill that is part of and necessary to another more complex skill Objective tests of writing subskills do not measure the ability to compose.— Betty Bamberg Our findings extend prior research that focused on isolated subskills of reading …— Jill H. Allor et al. To help students perform the activity and sport skillfully, teachers focus on presenting specific skills by decomposing the skill into subskills and organizing the subskills to be learned into a sequence from simple to complex.— Weiyun Chen et al.

First Known Use of subskill

1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Subskill.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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