subtheme

noun sub·theme \ ˈsəb-ˌthēm \
variants: or sub-theme
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of subtheme

plural subthemes or sub-themes
:a theme that is secondary to a larger theme
  • … these three different bodies of work are also bound together by the entwined themes of migration, globalism, and—unexpectedly—portraiture. Subthemes of labour, old age, and surveillance also emerge here.
  • —Robin Laurence
  • Three themes were ultimately extracted from the data: (a) instructional benefits and implications, (b) complexity, and (c) outlook. Each theme has two to four subthemes that were represented in the data.
  • —Sheri M. Treadwell et al.

First Known Use of subtheme

1880


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