sub·​va·​ri·​e·​ty ˌsəb-və-ˈrī-ə-tē How to pronounce subvariety (audio)
variants or sub-variety
plural subvarieties or sub-varieties
: a variety that is a subdivision of a larger variety
a subvariety of the muscat grape
UK English has four main subvarieties: Welsh, Scots, Northern Irish, and England English …John Algeo

Examples of subvariety in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Remember, varieties can live within varieties, the way the non-tangent intersection of a line and a circle creates a subvariety of two points. Quanta Magazine, 3 Feb. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1785, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subvariety was in 1785

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“Subvariety.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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