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tr.v. sub·sumed, sub·sum·ing, sub·sumes
1. To classify or include in a more comprehensive category or under a general principle: "When late eighteenth-century Americans spoke of politics, they referred to a broad set of principles that they subsumed under the heading of republicanism" (Eric Foner).
2. To absorb (something) into or cause (something) to be overshadowed by something else: "The moment's regret was subsumed in the needs of the next moment" (Diana Gabaldon).

[Medieval Latin subsūmere : Latin sub-, sub- + Latin sūmere, to take; see em- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·sum′a·ble adj.
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The poet's specific condemnations of Jonah, the qualities he lacks, are fully subsumable under the heading of temperance, just as temperance is a fruit of hope.
(6) If Land seems to contradict himself at times by railing against the thing-in-itself, it is because he sees it in its Kantian sense as an idea of exteriority that is still subsumable under the concept of reason; that is, as 'an item of intelligible representation with no consequence as a vector of becoming'.
Barrigar first looks at a few of the materialistic accounts of the universe's origin, spending most of his time on "multiverse" proposals, at least one version of which he's willing to consider as subsumable within his theistic framework.
Images are not subsumable to language because the two are fundamentally distinct.
The determination of the conceptual reasons why the "sense" of music is not synthesizable by language and not subsumable to concepts can and should be derived neither from an empirical fact (that a linguistic translation of music is not music) nor from the assumption of a third position (such as the formalist one).
Strangely enough, as Gregg has shown, new technologies make women's work easily subsumable under the new regimes of digital constant contact.
(11) While each of the three artists deploys Neobaroque idioms to derail modern schemes of meaning production and to initiate alternative aesthetic modalities, we have identified a cultural politics that crosscuts and exceeds vocabularies subsumable under the heading of the Neobaroque.
(76) On the notion of "decent society" and that it is not subsumable to the notion of "just society," see AVISHAI MARGALIT, THE DECENT SOCIETY 1-6 (Naomi Goldblum trans., 1st paperback ed., 1998).
Their construct appears subsumable under the Eurasian supremacy stress disorder construct.