Meaning of SUBSET in English


I. ˈsəb+|- verb

Etymology: sub- + set (v.)

Scots law : sublet

II. ˈsəb+ˌ- noun

Etymology: sub- + set

: a set (as of data) that is itself an element of a larger set ; especially : a mathematical set each of whose elements is also an element of a given set

III. noun

: a smaller part : a particular aspect : portion

the science that reaches our newspapers and magazines is a small and biased subset of the interesting work done by professionals — S.J.Gould

the business universe is just a subset of the bigger cosmos — Stanley Bing

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