# subset

[ suhb-set ]

/ ˈsʌbˌsɛt /

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### noun

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## Words nearby subset

subserous, subserous plexus, subserve, subservience, subservient, subset, subshell, subshrub, subside, subsidence, subsidiarity

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## British Dictionary definitions for subset

subset

/ (ˈsʌbˌsɛt) /

### noun

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- 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 subset one 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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## Scientific definitions for subset

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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