subworld

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ world

Noun[edit]

subworld (plural subworlds)

  1. A world that makes up part of a larger world.
    • 2007 July 8, Alexandra Jacobs, “Movie Love”, New York Times:
      Maybe the best part of Quirke’s opus is her conjuring of this curiously sterile subworld: the climate-controlled screening rooms where her veteran colleagues gather (“always in macs, always carrying little briefcases as blazons of busyness, gray and indeterminate as pigeons and vigilant over their rations of the free chocolate digestives”); the mind-numbing public-relations packet about the cast and crew’s inevitable high mutual regard; the mixture of horror and pleasure at having one’s reviews radically condensed for marketing materials (“those suspiciously decontextualized ‘Amazing’s”).