sub·​sta·​tion | \ ˈsəb-ˌstā-shən How to pronounce substation (audio) \

Definition of substation

: a subordinate or subsidiary station: such as
a : a branch post office
b : a subsidiary station in which electric current is transformed
c : a police station serving a particular area

Examples of substation in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Silva, who was hired in 2007 and most recently was assigned to the Poway substation, did not respond to requests for comment on his resignation. Jeff Mcdonald, San Diego Union-Tribune, 4 July 2022 Beloved local Phoenix muralist Lalo Cota has added a new mural to the APS electrical substation in the Evans Churchill neighborhood on Seventh Street. Sofia Krusmark, The Arizona Republic, 7 June 2022 Hydro and other power plants are being brought online to provide electricity, said Taipower, which blamed a problem with a transformer at the Hsinta power plant in the southern city of Kaohsiung for a trip at an ultra-high-voltage substation. NBC News, 3 Mar. 2022 Summer along the Ocean City boardwalk was well underway last year when inside the police substation, a 23-year-old seasonal officer unholstered his gun and raised it in mock anger toward a colleague. Ovetta Wiggins, Washington Post, 28 May 2022 Harris’s employees and contractors built the substation on-site as well. Shawn Tully, Fortune, 9 Mar. 2022 After being fired on, the driver of the bus, who has not been identified, pulled into the Eastmont substation of the Oakland Police Department, CHP officials said. Los Angeles Times, 18 May 2021 The large fight was reported about 2:40 p.m. at Veterans Park off Imperial Beach Boulevard and Eighth Street, according to Lizarraga, a sergeant from the sheriff’s Imperial Beach substation. Alex Riggins, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 June 2022 Cassidy, 57, a 20-year employee and a substation manager, killed nine fellow workers in two buildings before fatally shooting himself as law enforcement officers approached. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of substation

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Substation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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