noun sub·set \ˈsəb-ˌset\

: a group of things, people, etc., that is part of a larger group

Full Definition of SUBSET

:  a set each of whose elements is an element of an inclusive set
:  division, portion <a subset of our community>

Examples of SUBSET

  1. The set {1,2,3} is a subset of the set {1,2,3,4,5}.
  2. Only a small subset of the patients in the study experienced these side effects.

First Known Use of SUBSET


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SUBSET Defined for Kids


noun sub·set \ˈsəb-ˌset\

Definition of SUBSET for Kids

:  a small division or portion


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