[ suh b-soom ]
/ səbˈsum /
verb (used with object), sub·sumed, sub·sum·ing.
to consider or include (an idea, term, proposition, etc.) as part of a more comprehensive one.
to bring (a case, instance, etc.) under a rule.
to take up into a more inclusive classification.
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Origin of subsume
OTHER WORDS FROM subsumesub·sum·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for subsumable
/ (səbˈsjuːm) /
to incorporate (an idea, proposition, case, etc) under a comprehensive or inclusive classification or heading
to consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
Derived forms of subsumesubsumable, adjective
Word Origin for subsume
C16: from New Latin subsumere, from Latin sub- + sumere to take
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