# subset

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## sub·set

(sŭb′sĕt′)*n.*

A set contained within a set.

## subset

(ˈsʌbˌsɛt)*n*

**1.**(Mathematics)

*maths*

**a.**a set the members of which are all members of some given class:

*A is a subset of B*is usually written A⊆B

**b.**

**proper subset**one that is strictly contained within a larger class and excludes some of its members. Symbol:

**A⊂B**

**2.**a set within a larger set

## sub•set

(ˈsʌbˌsɛt)*n.*

**1.**a set that is a part of a larger set.

**2.**

*Math.*a set consisting of elements of a given set that can be the same as the given set or smaller.

[1900–05]

## sub·set

(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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Noun | 1. | subset - a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another setset - (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite" |

Translations

**podmnožina**

**delmængde**

**osajoukko**

**delmängd**

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