# Venn diagram

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**Venn diagram**

top: Sets A and B intersect to form set C.

bottom: Set B is a subset of set A. All members of B are also members of A.

## Venn diagram

(vĕn)*n.*

A diagram using circles to represent sets, with the position and overlap of the circles indicating the relationships between the sets.

[After John Venn

*(1834-1923), British logician*.]## Venn diagram

(vɛn)*n*

**1.**(Mathematics)

*maths*

*logic*a diagram in which mathematical sets or terms of a categorial statement are represented by overlapping circles within a boundary representing the universal set, so that all possible combinations of the relevant properties are represented by the various distinct areas in the diagram

**2.**(Logic)

*maths*

*logic*a diagram in which mathematical sets or terms of a categorial statement are represented by overlapping circles within a boundary representing the universal set, so that all possible combinations of the relevant properties are represented by the various distinct areas in the diagram

[C19: named after John

*Venn*(1834–1923), English logician]## Venn′ di`agram

(vɛn)*n.*

*Math., Logic.*a diagram that uses circles to represent sets and their relationships.

[1940–45; after John

*Venn*(1834–1923), English logician]**Venn diagram**

top: Sets A and B intersect to form set C. All members of C are common to A and B.

bottom: Set B is a subset of set A. All members of B are also members of A.

## Venn diagram

(vĕn) A diagram that uses circles to represent sets. Relations between the sets can be indicated by the arrangement of the circles, as for example by drawing one circle within another to indicate that the first set is a subset of a second set.

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Noun | 1. | Venn diagram - a diagram that uses circles to represent mathematical or logical sets pictorially inside a rectangle (the universal set); elements that are common to more than one set are represented by intersections of the circlesdiagram - a drawing intended to explain how something works; a drawing showing the relation between the parts |

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