[ suh b-suhmp-shuh n ]
/ səbˈsʌmp ʃən /


an act of subsuming.
the state of being subsumed.
something that is subsumed.
a proposition subsumed under another.

Origin of subsumption

1630–40; < Medieval Latin subsūmptiōn- (stem of subsūmptiō) a subjoining, equivalent to subsūmpt(us) (past participle of subsūmere to subsume + Latin -iōn- -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM subsumption

sub·sump·tive, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for subsumption

/ (səbˈsʌmpʃən) /


the act of subsuming or the state of being subsumed

Derived forms of subsumption

subsumptive, adjective
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