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subhead

[suhb-hed] /ˈsʌbˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a title or heading of a subdivision, as in a chapter, essay, or newspaper article.
2.
a subordinate division of a title or heading.
3.
the immediate subordinate of the president or other head of an educational institution.
Also, subheading (for defs 1, 2).
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; sub- + head
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  • Encourage students to keep the subhead in mind as they read each section.
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  • Each subheading pertains to all items between it and the next subhead beneath it.
  • Each subhead also is linked to the chapter and bibliography related to that topic.
British Dictionary definitions for subhead

subheading

/ˈsʌbˌhɛdɪŋ/
noun
1.
the heading or title of a subdivision or subsection of a printed work
2.
a division subordinate to a main heading or title
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Word Origin and History for subhead
n.

"smaller heading or title in a book, chapter, newspaper, etc.," 1875, from sub- + head (n.) in the sense of "heading, headline."

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