Subset

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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

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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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'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


  • Microsoft starts rolling out mobile device management to Office 365 business customers
    Microsoft will be rolling out its promised, free subset of mobile-device-management features to Office 365 commercial customers over the next four to six weeks. Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
  • Google Gmail account errors now fixed
    Errors hit "a significant subset" of Google Gmail users connecting with the IMAP protocol on Monday. Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
  • Caris Life Sciences study may have potentially significant benefit in patients with uterine cancer
    Caris Life Sciences today announced the presentation of a study that found drugs targeting specific pathways may have potentially significant benefit in a select subset of patients with uterine cancer. The study results were highlighted today in an oral presentation in a Plenary Session at the Society of Gynecologic Oncology 2015 Annual Meeting on Women's Canc Read more on this news related to 'Subset'

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