Collection of parts put together as a unit, to be used in the making of a larger assembly or a final or higher item. What may be a subassembly at one point, however, may be an assembly at another.

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  • Once he was certain that each part of the engine was in good condition, the mechanic turned his attention from that subassembly to the rest of the car.

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  • Everything worked wonderfully until the Delorean hit 86 mph and the flux capacitor subassembly simply dropped out into the middle of the road.

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  • We put a subassembly together in order to help assist in the larger one we would be working on later.

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