Subset

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Subset Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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

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  • 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.

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* 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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