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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

  • Priority Pass Introduces "Conspicuous Consumers," a Subset of Millennials Spending More On Five and Four Star Hotels ...
    Priority Pass, provider of the world's largest independent global lounge access program, finds that a subset of millennials are inclined to open their wallets a little wider when it comes to some travel luxuries, like Four and Five Star accommodations. The class, which Priority Pass is calling "Conspicuous Consumers," encompasses 26-35 year olds who Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
  • New Research Points to Poor Prognosis with this Mesothelioma Subtype, According to Surviving Mesothelioma
    Scientists say a subset of patients with epithelioid mesothelioma – the type of that is usually most responsive to treatment – may face as big a challenge as those with biphasic or sarcomatoid. (PRWeb October 31, 2014) Read the full story at Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
  • Twitch 'bombing' is bad for your Karma, and your PC
    A new method of delivering malware has been discovered within a subset of programs for use with the Twitch game streaming service, says anti-malware software provider Malwarebytes. Polygon has reached out to Twitch for comment and will update this story as needed. Read more on this news related to 'Subset'

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