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subsection (n.)

also sub-section, 1620s, from sub- + section (n.).

updated on December 19, 2013

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Definitions of subsection from WordNet

subsection (n.)
a section of a section; a part of a part; i.e., a part of something already divided;
Synonyms: subdivision
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