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Subset Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set

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Subset Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A subset is a set which has some (or all) of the elements of another set, called superset, but does not have any elements that the superset does not have. A subset which does not have all the elements of its superset is called a proper subset. We use the symbol ⊆ to say a set is a subset of another set. We can also use ⊂ if it is a proper subset. The symbols ⊃ ⊇ are opposite - they tell us the second element is a (proper) subset of the first.


'Subset' example sentence in quotations

* It's counter to common sense, but common sense is only based on a very small subset of the universe. - Ian J. Davenport

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Subset Sample Sentences in News

  • Narrow subset of cells is responsible for metastasis in multiple myeloma, study finds
    Although it is among the most highly metastatic of all cancers, multiple myeloma is driven to spread by only a subset of the myeloma cells within a patient's body, researchers have found. The study suggests that attacking those subsets with targeted drugs may degrade the disease's ability to spread throughout the bone marrow of affected patients, the autho Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
  • FTL due next week on iPad for $10
    Beloved space-sim/roguelike FTL (Faster Than Light) will cruise onto iPads on 3rd April, developer Subset Games has announced. Priced at $10 (about £6), this iPad rendition of FTL will include a host of new content including new weapons, drones, augments, systems, enemies, sectors and even events penned by Planescape: Torment scribe Chris Avellone. If you don' Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
  • New study measures methane emissions from natural gas production and offers insights into two large sources
    A small subset of natural gas wells are responsible for the majority of methane emissions from two major sources -- liquid unloadings and pneumatic controller equipment -- at natural gas production sites. With natural gas production in the United States expected to continue to increase during the next few decades, there is a need for a better understanding of meth Read more on this news related to 'Subset'

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