subset meaning

EN[ˈsʌbˌsɛt]
US
WSubset
• In mathematics, especially in set theory, a set A is a subset of a set B, or equivalently B is a superset of A, if A is "contained" inside B, that is, all elements of A are also elements of B. A and B may coincide.
• The subset relation defines a partial order on sets.
• The algebra of subsets forms a Boolean algebra in which the subset relation is called inclusion.

Definition of subset in English Dictionary

• NounPLsubsetsPREsub-
1. (set theory) With respect to another set, a set such that each of its elements is also an element of the other set.
1. The set of integers is a subset of the set of reals.
2. The set {a, b} is a both a subset and a proper subset of {a, b, c} while the set {a, b, c} is a subset of {a, b, c} but not a proper subset of {a, b, c}.
2. A group of things or people, all of which are in a specified larger group.
1. We asked a subset of the population of the town for their opinion.
• More Examples
1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
• We asked a subset of the population of the town for their opinion.
• The effect of the two VBFs on balance was studied through classical postural parameters and a subset of stabilogram diffusion coefficients.
• The set {a, b} is a both a subset and a proper subset of {a, b, c} while the set {a, b, c} is a subset of {a, b, c} but not a proper subset of {a, b, c}.
• Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
1. Morphemes
• Prefixes
• Words by prefix
• Words prefixed with sub-
• Nouns
• Countable nouns
1. en subsets
2. en subsetted
3. en subsetting
4. en subset classifier
Source: Wiktionary

Meaning of subset for the defined word.

Grammatically, this word "subset" is a morpheme, more specifically, a prefixe. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun.
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