subitem

item

[n., v. ahy-tuhm; adv. ahy-tem]
noun
1.
a separate article or particular: 50 items on the list.
2.
a separate piece of information or news, as a short piece in a newspaper or broadcast.
3.
Slang. something suitable for a news paragraph or as a topic of gossip, especially something that is sensational or scandalous: The bandleader and the new female singer are an item.
4.
a word formerly used in communications to represent the letter I.
5.
an admonition or warning.
6.
Older Use. an intimation or hint.
adverb
7.
also; likewise (used especially to introduce each article or statement in a list or series).
verb (used with object) Archaic.
8.
to set down or enter as an item, or by or in items.
9.
to make a note of.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English: likewise (adv.), the same (noun) < Latin: likewise

subitem, noun


1. thing; heading, entry.
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item
 
n
1.  a thing or unit, esp included in a list or collection
2.  accounting an entry in an account
3.  a piece of information, detail, or note: a news item
4.  informal two people having a romantic or sexual relationship
 
vb
5.  (tr) an archaic word for itemize
 
adv
6.  likewise; also
 
[C14 (adv) from Latin: in like manner]

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item
late 14c., from L. item (adv.) "likewise, just so," used to introduce a new fact or statement, probably from ita "thus," id "it" + adv. ending -tem (cf. idem "the same"). Thus "a statement or maxim" (of the kind formerly introduced by the word item), first recorded 1560s. Meaning "detail of information"
(especially in a newspaper) is from 1819; item "sexually linked unmarried couple" is 1970, probably from notion of being an item in the gossip columns. Noun sense of "an article of any kind" (1570s) developed from earlier adv. sense of "moreover, in addition," which was used before every article in a list (such as an inventory or bill). Itemize coined 1864.
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