subtopic

noun

sub·​top·​ic ˈsəb-ˌtä-pik How to pronounce subtopic (audio)
variants or sub-topic
plural subtopics or sub-topics
: a topic that is part of a broader or more general topic
… each topic branches off into subtopics. For example, within the Asia area you may find separate discussion threads about Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Bali. John Eckhouse

Word History

First Known Use

1817, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subtopic was in 1817

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Cite this Entry

“Subtopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtopic. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

subtopic

noun
sub·​top·​ic
ˈsəb-ˌtäp-ik
: a topic (as in a composition) that is a division of a main topic
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