# subset

- noun /ˈsʌbˌsɛt/
**a)**With respect to another set, a set such that each of its elements is also an element of the other set.The set of integers is a subset of the set of reals.

**b)**A group of things or people, all of which are in a specified larger group.The set a, b is a both a subset and a proper subset of a, b, c while the set a, b, c is a subset of a, b, c but not a proper subset of a, b, c.

**Syn:**⊂, ⊆

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**Subset**— Pays d’origine États Unis Genre musical Rock Années d activité 1999 … Wikipédia en Français**subset**— [sub′set΄] n. a mathematical set in which every element in the set is also contained in a larger set or in an equal set [the even numbers are a subset of the whole numbers] … English World dictionary**subset**— (n.) subordinate set, 1902, from SUB (Cf. sub ) + SET (Cf. set) (n.) … Etymology dictionary**subset**— ► NOUN 1) a part of a larger group of related things. 2) Mathematics a set of which all the elements are contained in another set … English terms dictionary**Subset**— In mathematics, especially in set theory, a set A is a subset of a set B if A is contained inside B . Notice that A and B may coincide. The relationship of one set being a subset of another is called inclusion.DefinitionsIf A and B are sets and… … Wikipedia**subset**— UK [ˈsʌbˌset] / US noun [countable] Word forms subset : singular subset plural subsets a small group of people or things that is a part of a larger group Each patient is likely to show only a subset of the symptoms listed … English dictionary**subset**— sub|set [ˈsʌbset] n a group of people or things that is part of a larger group of people or things subset of ▪ a small subset of the city s immigrant population … Dictionary of contemporary English**subset**— noun Date: 1902 1. a set each of whose elements is an element of an inclusive set 2. division, portion < a subset of our community > … New Collegiate Dictionary**subset**— [[t]sʌ̱bset[/t]] subsets N COUNT: oft N of n A subset of a group of things is a smaller number of things that belong together within that group. ...subsets of the population such as men, women, ethnic groups, etc … English dictionary**subset**— /ˈsʌbsɛt/ (say subset) noun a set whose elements belong, with others, to a given, larger set; a subordinate set … Australian English dictionary