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subcommittee

noun [C]     /ˈsʌb.kəˌmɪt.i/ US  /-ˌmɪ-/
a number of people chosen from a committee (= a small group of people who represent a larger organization and make decisions for it) to study and report on a particular subject: Several subcommittees will be set up to deal with specific environmental issues.Groups of people
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