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a. The act of subsuming.
b. Something subsumed.
2. Logic The minor premise of a syllogism.

[Latin subsūmptiō, subsūmptiōn-, a subsuming, from subsūmptus, past participle of subsūmere, to subsume; see subsume.]

sub·sump′tive adj.


the act of subsuming or the state of being subsumed
subˈsumptive adj


(səbˈsʌmp ʃən)

1. the act of subsuming.
2. the state of being subsumed.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin subsūmptiō=subsūm(ere) to subsume + Latin -tiō -tion]
sub•sump′tive, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subsumption - the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
syllogism - deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
assumption, premise, premiss - a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
minor term - the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion
middle term - the term in a syllogism that is common to both premises and excluded from the conclusion
2.subsumption - incorporating something under a more general category
categorisation, categorization, sorting, classification - the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
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Although such studies have provided key insights for understanding issues as diverse as territorial organization (Swyngedouw, 1992), real subsumption of nature (Labban, 2014; Moore, 2015; Smith, 2008 [1982]), logistics (Cowen, 2014), and the technical composition of capital (Harvey, 2006 [1982], chapter 4), the issue of technological change and the revolutionary consciousness of the working classes has not been substantially developed.
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There are many reasons for my desire to leave the EU, some emotional (loss of sovereignty, rule by diktat from Brussels) and some more rational (fear of the ultimate subsumption of Great Britain into the Eurozone, the final loss of control of our borders and central enforcement of foreign and economic policy).
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It is the subsumption of irony; an attempt to incite a proletarian rebellion through art exhibited in a gallery in New York City, is not exactly revolutionary.
It is the subsumption of real parenthood to the trope or myth of paternity that forms the political and religious landscape of the West.
As noted earlier, Harris argues that there was a subsumption of Buddhist beliefs and practices into the Khmer Rouge worldview, but it is unclear what this subsumption means, or what Buddhism Harris refers to.
Thanyaporn and Anirach (2012, 2014) studied and proposed the hierarchy weight of subsumption (hypernym/ hyponym or meronym/holonym hierarchy) in Computer Science ontology using Wu and Palmer measure [14].
The subsumption of the soul, he writes, 'takes the mind, language and creativity as its primary tools for the production of value.