subfunction

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sub- +‎ function

Noun[edit]

subfunction ‎(plural subfunctions)

  1. A secondary or subsidiary function.
    • 2009 May 13, Ginia Bellafante, “Where It’s 1977 and 2007 All at the Same Time”, in New York Times[1]:
      “Lost” is certainly to be granted its points for its subfunction as a soap opera this season.