below an average, usual, or normal level, quality, or the like; below par:
This month his performance has been subpar.
noun 1. a distinct portion of written or printed matter dealing with a particular idea, usually beginning with an indentation on a new line. 2. a paragraph mark. 3. a note, item, or brief article, as in a newspaper. verb (used with object) 4. to divide into paragraphs. 5. to write or publish paragraphs about, […]
adjective 1. extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or diverging: parallel rows of trees. 2. having the same direction, course, nature, or tendency; corresponding; similar; analogous: Canada and the U.S. have many parallel economic interests. 3. Geometry. (of straight lines) lying in the same plane but never meeting no […]
noun 1. a portion or division of a whole that is separate or distinct; piece, fragment, fraction, or section; constituent: the rear part of the house; to glue the two parts together. 2. an essential or integral attribute or quality: a sense of humor is part of a healthy personality. 3. a section or division […]
noun, plural periostea [per-ee-os-tee-uh] /ˌpɛr iˈɒs ti ə/ (Show IPA). Anatomy. 1. the normal investment of bone, consisting of a dense, fibrous outer layer, to which muscles attach, and a more delicate, inner layer capable of forming bone. noun (pl) -tea (-tɪə) 1. a thick fibrous two-layered membrane covering the surface of bones periosteum per·i·os·te·um […]