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

Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subtask was in 1912

Dictionary Entries Near subtask

Cite this Entry

“Subtask.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtask. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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