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sub



Pronunciation: (sub), [key]
n., v., subbed, sub•bing.
Informal.

n.
1. a submarine.
2. a substitute.
3. a submarine sandwich. See hero sandwich.
4. a subcontractor.
5. a sublieutenant.
6. a subordinate.
7. a subaltern.
8. Brit.an advance against one's wages, esp. one granted as a subsistence allowance.
9. Photog.a substratum.

v.i.
to act as a substitute for another.

v.t.
Photog.to coat (a film or plate) with a substratum.

SUB




supplemental unemployment benefits.

sub-




1. a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Latin (subject; subtract; subvert; subsidy); on this model, freely attached to elements of any origin and used with the meaning “under,” “below,” “beneath” (subalpine; substratum), “slightly,” “imperfectly,” “nearly” (subcolumnar; subtropical), “secondary,” “subordinate” (subcommittee; subplot).
2. Chem.
a. a prefix indicating a basic compound: subacetate; subcarbonate; subnitrate.
b. a prefix indicating that the element is present in a relatively small proportion, i.e., in a low oxidation state: subchloride; suboxide. Also,su-,suc-,suf-,sug-,sum-,sup-,sur-,sus-.

sub.




1. subordinated.
2. subscription.
3. substitute.
4. suburb.
5. suburban.
6. subway.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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