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subsume

[suh b-soom] /səbˈsum/
verb (used with object), subsumed, subsuming.
1.
to consider or include (an idea, term, proposition, etc.) as part of a more comprehensive one.
2.
to bring (a case, instance, etc.) under a rule.
3.
to take up into a more inclusive classification.
Origin of subsume
1525-1535
1525-35; < Medieval Latin subsūmere, equivalent to Latin sub- sub- + sūmere to take; see consume
Related forms
subsumable, adjective
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subsume

/səbˈsjuːm/
verb (transitive)
1.
to incorporate (an idea, proposition, case, etc) under a comprehensive or inclusive classification or heading
2.
to consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
Derived Forms
subsumable, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from New Latin subsumere, from Latin sub- + sumere to take
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Word Origin and History for subsume
v.

1530s, from Modern Latin subsumere "to take under," from Latin sub "under" (see sub-) + sumere "to take" (see exempt (adj.)). Related: Subsumed; subsuming.

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