From Pluralpedia, the collaborative plurality dictionary
subsystem (n.)
Applies tosystems
OriginPsychiatric term

A subsystem is a system within a system; oftentimes, when an individual member has a system of their own, such as a nested system.

This can also refer to independent groups within a larger collective (although this is more commonly described as a layer, subsplit, or sidesystem).

Subsystems can experience any form of plurality as well.

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Subsystem can function as an umbrella of sorts for subgroups within a system, including the terms listed above. Quite a few subsystems are median in nature, creating terms like ringed subsystem.

Members of a subsystem are sometimes known as subalters.

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