subtopic

noun
sub·​top·​ic | \ ˈsəb-ˌtä-pik How to pronounce subtopic (audio) \
variants: or sub-topic
plural subtopics or sub-topics

Definition of subtopic

: 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

First Known Use of subtopic

1817, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subtopic was in 1817

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“Subtopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subtopic. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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subtopic

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English Language Learners Definition of subtopic

: a topic that is one of the parts or divisions of the main topic of a piece of writing

subtopic

noun
sub·​top·​ic | \ ˈsəb-ˌtä-pik \

Kids Definition of subtopic

: a topic (as in a composition) that is a division of a main topic

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