subsume

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verb sub·sume \səb-ˈsüm\

Definition of subsume

subsumed

;

subsuming

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to include or place within something larger or more comprehensive :  encompass as a subordinate or component element red, green, and yellow are subsumed under the term “color”

subsumable

play \-ˈsü-mə-bəl\ adjective

Examples of subsume in a sentence

  1. games and team sports are subsumed under the classification of recreation

Origin and Etymology of subsume

New Latin subsumere, from Latin sub- + sumere to take up — more at consume


First Known Use: 1818



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