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power set

noun, Mathematics
1.
the collection of all subsets of a given set.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55
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  • Instead of being drawn into the new power set-up, many of them in the past few months have been hauled off to prison.
  • In a conventional power set context, every element of the power set has a complement which is also a member of the power set.
  • Many set theorists agree that it is the power set axiom which causes problem.
British Dictionary definitions for power set

power set

noun
1.
(maths, logic) a set the elements of which are all the subsets of a given set
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