Definition of subcode in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsʌbˌkəʊd/


  • 1A subdivision of a legal, religious, or regulatory code.

  • 2Linguistics
    A code forming part of a larger code; a secondary or subsidiary code.

  • 3The non-audio data stored on a compact disc or (less commonly) other digital audio medium, typically used for control and display information such as the beginning and end of tracks.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Jeremy Bentham (1748–1832), philosopher, jurist, and reformer. From sub- + code.