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subset

/ ˈsʌbˌsɛt /

## noun

- 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 - one that is strictly contained within a larger class and excludes some of its members A⊂B

- a set within a larger set

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.

## Word History and Origins

Origin of subset^{1}

## Example Sentences

It can let us see that a rose, for example, excites receptors number 27, 72, and 112, while dog poop excites a different subset of receptors.

Gray, the former Sanders press secretary, wishes all progressives would wise up and call themselves leftists, but she understands these semantic discussions are taking place among a tiny subset of highly engaged citizens.

According to Malwarebytes, the attacker had used "another intrusion vector" to gain access to a limited subset of company emails.

He knew, however, that we consciously perceive only a subset of the total information our minds absorb from the world.

The list is a subset of the Terrorist Screening Database, designed to “identify individuals who are known or suspected terrorists,” the TSA said in a statement.

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

And every single time Sarkeezian has released a video, this same pathetic subset of the culture has called for her head.

Finding even a small subset of these individuals means screening a lot of individuals.

There probably is a small subset of children whose autism would improve—slightly—with changes in diet.

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

The compiler will be delivered with a fully defined subset of formula translation operators.

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

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## Related Words

- subdivision
- subgroup
- subspace

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