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Definition of "subcommittee" []

  • A subordinate committee composed of members appointed from a main committee. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "subcommittee" in a sentence
  • "Honestly, the only reason I can see for you to introduce a copy of a bill that was already in subcommittee is for you to take credit for it later."
  • "A management subcommittee is talking about a cull."
  • "The idea of the subcommittee is to develop consensus on the direction of U.S. laws and regulations on Internet privacy, but consumer advocacy groups wondered how much emphasis the group would place on protecting consumers."