Origin: From the , meaning under
a prefix signifying under, below, beneath, and hence often, in an inferior position or degree, in an imperfect or partial state, as in subscribe, substruct, subserve, subject, subordinate, subacid, subastringent, subgranular, suborn. Sub- in Latin compounds often becomes sum- before m, sur before r, and regularly becomes suc-, suf-, sug-, and sup- before c, f, g, and p respectively. Before c, p, and t it sometimes takes form sus- (by the dropping of b from a collateral form, subs-)
a prefix denoting that the ingredient (of a compound) signified by the term to which it is prefixed,is present in only a small proportion, or less than the normal amount; as, subsulphide, suboxide, etc. Prefixed to the name of a salt it is equivalent to basic; as, subacetate or basic acetate
Origin: [L. sub under, below; akin to Gr. , Skr. upa to, on, under, over. Cf. Hypo-, Super-.]
The numerical value of sub- in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of sub- in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
HIV prevention is not working for young women in sub-Saharan Africa. They need more options.
There's one part of the tablet (market) that's growing right now, and ... that's sub-$100 tablets.
Saying this is a sub rosa plan doesn't make it one, this is not actually an attempt by anyone to take a shortcut.
There's a general perception of goods coming out of China, being fair or unfair, that they are relatively sub-par.
Cutting into animals that are the wrong species is a sub-optimal way to train doctors to perform surgeries on people.
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