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If you're talking about in terms of quantum numbers, an orbital is quantum number n, which can be anything from 1 to infinity. A subshell depends on the orbital, because it can only be from 0 to n-1. You can think of orbitals as the different rows on the periodic table and subshells as the different spaces that the electrons are kept. Like when we were doing electron configurations, the electrons were in s,p,d, etc. Those letters are what the subshells signify.
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