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What is a good word for "subunit"?

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What is a good word for "subunit"? As in "the family is a subunit within a society".

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updated MAY 9, 2010
posted by greyhell

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There's heaps of references to "subunidad" in Wikipedia Spanish. Maybe a quick look would find you some other options as well as giving you a clue if it's used for your exact requirement.

updated MAY 9, 2010
posted by geofc
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A literal translation is "subunidad", but to say that "La familia es una subunidad de la sociedad" sounds a bit formal. On the other hand, if you are writing a paper for a social science presentation, this is the way to say it.

updated MAY 9, 2010
posted by mountaingirl123
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