follow Dictionary.com

What is the X in X-mas?

subtype

[suhb-tahyp] /ˈsʌbˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
a subordinate type.
2.
a special type included within a more general type.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; sub- + type
Related forms
subtypical
[suhb-tip-i-kuh l] /sʌbˈtɪp ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for subtype
  • There will, it is true, be more drugs to prescribe as each subtype of each common disease gets its own private magic bullet.
  • For every type or subtype, scientists would need to discover another set of molecular markers.
  • And, yes, out the nose is a subtype of the spit take.
  • The paper also describes for the first time a particularly aggressive subtype of the disease.
  • Considered a subtype of migraine with aura, this migraine starts in the basilar artery, which forms at the base of the skull.
  • A subtype, called a wrangler, specifically tends the horses used to work cattle.
British Dictionary definitions for subtype

subtype

/ˈsʌbˌtaɪp/
noun
1.
a secondary or subordinate type or genre, esp a specific one considered as falling under a general classification
Derived Forms
subtypical (sʌbˈtɪpɪkəl) adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
subtype in Technology
programming
If S is a subtype of T then an expression of type S may be used anywhere that one of type T can and an implicit type conversion will be applied to convert it to type T.
In object oriented programming, this means that objects of type S must accept every message that one of type T would.
(1997-07-28)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for subtype

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for subtype

14
16
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for subtype