subtask

noun

sub·​task ˈsəb-ˌtask How to pronounce subtask (audio)
variants or sub-task
plural subtasks or sub-tasks
: a task that is part of a more complex task
… I typed up a long list of every single task and even subtask I thought it would involve, from shopping for fixtures to picking up materials to installation.Matthew Vest

Examples of subtask in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Each subtask is tackled on its own merits, including by using specialized LLMs. Noah Barsky, Forbes, 11 Dec. 2023 Skipping a subtask or asking for a reset will knock the subtask point counter back down to zero. IEEE Spectrum, 23 Jan. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subtask was in 1912

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“Subtask.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtask. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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