verb (used with object), subsumed, subsuming.
to consider or include (an idea, term, proposition, etc.) as part of a more comprehensive one.
to bring (a case, instance, etc.) under a rule.
to take up into a more inclusive classification.

1525–35; < Medieval Latin subsūmere, equivalent to Latin sub- sub- + sūmere to take; see consume

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subsume (səbˈsjuːm)
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
[C16: from New Latin subsumere, from Latin sub- + sumere to take]

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Word Origin & History

1530s, from Mod.L. subsumere "to take under," from L. sub "under" + sumere "to take."
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Example sentences
Libraries and librarians were subsumed by information-technology departments.
The goal of holding wrongdoers accountable now risks being subsumed by a
  partisan witch-hunt.
So seasonal variations are subsumed within the average rise.
Breakfast does make one feel somewhat subsumed into an age-old domestic ritual.
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