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subset meaning

EN[ˈsʌbˌsɛt]
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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.
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    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
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      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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