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Subset Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    subset n : a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set
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In mathematics, especially in set theory, a set A is a subset of a set B if A is "contained" inside B. A and B may coincide. The relationship of one set being a subset of another is called inclusion or sometimes containment. Correspondingly, set B is a superset of A since all elements of A are also elements of B.

If A and B are sets and every element of A is also an element of B, then:

If A is a subset of B, but A is not equal to B (i.e. there exists at least one element of B not contained in A), then

For any set S, the inclusion relation ⊆ is a partial order on the set of all subsets of S (the power set of S).

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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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  • NCG Focusses on High Grade Subset of Three Bluffs Resource Estimate
    North Country Gold Corp. today announced the Company has completed a review of the existing combined open-pit/underground resource estimate for the Three Bluffs Gold Deposit published in April 2013 and ... Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
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    Many investors are approaching frontier stocks too narrowly, viewing them as a subset of their emerging markets’ (EMB) allocation and selling off part of their emerging market equities’ exposure to gain ... Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
  • Study Links Subset of Rare Genomic Disorders to Low-level Somatic Mosaicism in Parents
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