subsume

verb sub·sume \ səb-ˈsüm \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of subsume

subsumed; subsuming
transitive verb
: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”

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Origin and Etymology of subsume

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



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