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Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Subset'

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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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Subset'

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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    ( WHITECOAT STRATEGIES, LLC ) Further analysis of a Phase II study of therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x revealed a potential biomarker associated with participants who experienced a more profound viral load reduction after receiving the vaccine. The results of this exploratory, ad hoc, subset analysis by St George's, University of London and Bionor Pha Read more on this news related to 'Subset'

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