The concept of subsection comes from the Latin word incīsus. It can be used as an adjective to refer to a interrupted or cut style , as indicated by the first meaning mentioned by the Royal Spanish Academy (RAE ) in your dictionary.
Also like adjective , subsection is used in the archeology to rate the piece decorated with superficial incisions . For example "The vessel found presents incised motives", “The incised decoration of the ceramics found at the foot of the mountain surprised the researchers”.
Subsection is also used as a noun in the field of grammar . A subsection, in this framework, is a expression which, interspersed with another, offers an explanation of some point linked to it.
The explanatory paragraphs therefore interrupt a sentence To delve into something. They are written between commas, parentheses or stripes and, since they do not change the meaning of the original expression, they can be removed without affecting the understanding.
“Jorge Gómez, a greengrocer in the neighborhood, won the raffle” It is a sentence that presents an explanatory paragraph (“Neighborhood greengrocer”). Yes said clarification is deleted, the phrase still has the same meaning (“Jorge Gómez won the draw”).
There are even specific subsections or determinative , which are not locked up with commas , parentheses or stripes and are necessary to make sense. The sentence “Young people who complete their studies get good jobs” It has a specific paragraph: “Who complete their studies”.
It is important to highlight that in the case of the specific paragraphs the meaning of the sentence is affected if we remove this information additional, since its function is different from the one that fulfills the explanatory paragraph. While the latter "explains" who the subject is, it provides us with certain data to recognize it in case we do not know exactly who it is (it can also be a material object or an abstract noun), the specific subsection helps us separate it from a group since it does not mention it by its own name and, in fact, is usually in the plural.
That said, let's see a sentence in which the type of subsection could completely change the meaning: it is not the same to say "The boy who was worried about the exam got a satisfactory grade" what "The boy, who was worried about the exam, got a satisfactory grade". The first sentence uses an explanatory paragraph to clarify what boy it is, probably because in the context of the message there are several and we could not know who it is if they do not give us this fact : We don't talk about any boy, but about who was worried about the exam.
In the second sentence, on the other hand, it is assumed that the context is sufficient to know what boy the sender is talking about; For this reason, the role of the subsection is simply to give us more information about him, but this is not necessary to understand the main meaning of the sentence: the important thing is that he obtained a satisfactory grade, regardless of his state of encouragement regarding the exam.
In rhetoric there is a figure called ellipsis that may be similar or complementary to the paragraph, since it is the omission of certain words of a clause that are necessary for understanding the message, but that is carried out because it is expected that the interlocutor understands it by context. Let's look at an example sentence: "She will arrive around twelve and I, a while later"; here the verb "I will arrive" is omitted because it is understood and it would be redundant to write it twice.
In the field of right Finally, the subsections are subdivisions of the articles of the laws. Each subsection is a part that details a certain provision.