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subsumption

[suh b-suhmp-shuh n] /səbˈsʌmp ʃən/
noun
1.
an act of subsuming.
2.
the state of being subsumed.
3.
something that is subsumed.
4.
a proposition subsumed under another.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; < Medieval Latin subsūmptiōn- (stem of subsūmptiō) a subjoining, equivalent to subsūmpt(us) (past participle of subsūmere to subsume + Latin -iōn- -ion
Related forms
subsumptive, adjective
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  • subsumption is a method of decomposing a robot's control architecture into a set of task-achieving behaviours or competences.
British Dictionary definitions for subsumption

subsumption

/səbˈsʌmpʃən/
noun
1.
the act of subsuming or the state of being subsumed
Derived Forms
subsumptive, adjective
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