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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

  • 'Dramatic' early phase 1 results for AG-120 in IDH1 mutated AML
    A new study shows "extremely promising” early phase 1 clinical trial results for the investigational drug AG-120 against the subset of patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) harboring mutations in the gene IDH. Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
  • '33 Artists' paints behind-the-scene picture of the art world
    If there was ever a subset of humanity ripe for anthropologizing, it's the art world. This caravan of artists, critics, curators, collectors, dealers and assorted hangers-on are united by a purported interest in art and a language called "artspeak." (In this incomprehensible tongue, a... Read more on this news related to 'Subset'
  • Keep data migration costs low with swing or rental hardware strategies
    When procuring hardware for a data center migration, buying a small footprint to use as swing hardware or renting a subset or the entire footprint of your destination environment are possible options. Read more on this news related to 'Subset'

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