# subset

[suhb-set]

## Origin of subset^{}

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## Examples from the Web for subset

### Contemporary Examples

#### And in September 2008, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit ordered the release of a 21-photo subset.

#### They acted as if music were a subset of the fashion or cinema or advertising industries.

#### The Obama administration mainly sees the Syrian war as a subset of the Iran question.

#### But a substantial minority—almost one-third of the subset—did not fit that description.

#### But, the fact of coverage also leads some subset of these people to smoke who otherwise would not.

### Historical Examples

#### A subset of the Sun Tzu example is the view that war is deception.

Shock and AweHarlan K. Ullman

# subset

- maths
- a set the members of which are all members of some given class: A is a subset of B is usually written A⊆B
- proper subsetone that is strictly contained within a larger class and excludes some of its membersSymbol: A⊂B

- a set within a larger set

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## Word Origin and History for subset

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# subset

[sŭb′sĕt′]

- 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.

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