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[suhb-hed] /ˈsʌbˌhɛd/
a title or heading of a subdivision, as in a chapter, essay, or newspaper article.
a subordinate division of a title or heading.
the immediate subordinate of the president or other head of an educational institution.
Also, subheading (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of subhead
1580-90; sub- + head Unabridged
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  • Encourage students to keep the subhead in mind as they read each section.
  • Tell students that a subhead also can be a clue to the main idea.
  • Again, the subhead and story make the real situation clear.
  • The headline, along with its novella-length subhead, doesn't help make much sense of the story.
  • subhead box is a live element of page and will not automatically appear with new slide.
  • Keep design elements consistent: ie subhead use and styles, photo caption placement and style.
  • Copy elements include a subhead and a flood information copy block.
  • 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


the heading or title of a subdivision or subsection of a printed work
a division subordinate to a main heading or title
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for subhead

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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