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subset
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subset
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ˈsʌbˌsɛt
/
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suhb
set
]
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noun
1.
a
set
that is a part of a larger
set
.
2.
Mathematics
.
a
set
consisting of elements of a given
set
that can be the same as the given
set
or smaller.
Origin:
1900–05;
sub
+
set
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subset
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World English Dictionary
subset
(ˈsʌbˌsɛt)
—
n
1.
maths
a. a set the members of which are all members of some given class:
A is a subset of B
is usually written A⊆B
b.
proper subset
A⊂B
one that is strictly contained within a larger class and excludes some of its members
2.
a set within a larger set
Collins English Dictionary  Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
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Etymonline
Word Origin & History
subset
"subordinate set," 1902, from
sub
+
set
(n.).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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American Heritage
Science Dictionary
subset
(sŭb'sět')
Pronunciation Key
A
set
whose members are all contained in another set. The set of positive
integers
, for example, is a subset of the set of integers.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
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Example sentences
Each time a
subset
migrated onward, genetic diversity narrowed.
Living fourlegged creatures rest and sleep in various postures, but only birds
and a
subset
of mammals rest on folded limbs.
Within each of these broad questions is a
subset
of secondary questions waiting
to be explored.
As it happens, only a
subset
of prisoners currently locked away for long
periods of isolation would be considered truly dangerous.
It's a broad appeal to a range of xenophobic fears of which race per se is a mere
subset
.
Even within that
subset
there weren't a lot that explained how and why you might want to use some of these things.
Even within that
subset
, there weren't a lot that explained how and why you might want to use some of these things.
In fact, economic behavior is only a
subset
of human behavior.
The odds were against our even detecting the plagiarism, since each committee member read an alphabetical
subset
of applications.
However, laying that groundwork will take more than text mining, and certainly more than the
subset
of textual materials on offer.
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