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What is a subhead?

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March 04, 2014 3:35PM

A document (such as an article, essay, or chapter of a book) may be divided into parts or sections. A section would have a title or heading ("head"). Beneath any given head, subordinate parts or subdivisions would also have headings at a lower level. Those would be subheads. They would typically receive less emphasis than the main heads, by being in a smaller font or otherwise styled differently. Heads and subheads of a document typically correspond to main topics and subtopics in an outline. But they are not just an indented list; there is text under each one of them, and the head or subhead states the topic of that section of text.
Subhead is a news style (also journalistic style or news writing) is the prose style used for news reporting in media such as newspapers, radio and television.