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subset

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noun sub·set \ˈsəb-ˌset\

Simple Definition of subset

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

Full Definition of subset

  1. 1 :  a set each of whose elements is an element of an inclusive set

  2. 2 :  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.



1902

First Known Use of subset

1902

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SUBSET Defined for Kids

subset

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noun sub·set \ˈsəb-ˌset\

Definition of subset

  1. :  a small division or portion





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