relative complement


noun Mathematics.

the set of elements contained in a given set that are not elements of another specified set.

Nearby words

  1. relative accommodation,
  2. relative aperture,
  3. relative atomic mass,
  4. relative bearing,
  5. relative clause,
  6. relative density,
  7. relative deprivation,
  8. relative frequency,
  9. relative humidity,
  10. relative impediment

Also called difference.

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