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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'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


  • 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'
  • TSRI scientists identify long-sought activating molecules for subset of immune system cells
    Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified the long-sought activating molecules for a rare but crucial subset of immune system cells that help rally other white blood cells to fight infection. Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
  • Quantitative risk assessment of the effects of climate change on selected causes of death, 2030s and 2050s
    This assessment is an update and a further development of the assessment first published by WHO for the year 2000, now with a wider range of health impacts, and projections for future years. It takes into account a subset of the possible health impacts, and assumes continued economic growth and health progress. Read more Read more on this news related to 'Subset'

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