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


Other Mathematics and Statistics Terms

abscissa, denominator, divisor, equilateral, exponent, hypotenuse, logarithm, oblique, radii, rhomb


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