subsumption

noun
sub·​sump·​tion | \ səb-ˈsəm(p)-shən How to pronounce subsumption (audio) \

Definition of subsumption

: the act or process of subsuming

Examples of subsumption in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Such a prospect—that relation will tip over into identity, and then subsumption—sends shock waves of pleasure and terror through much of Bechdel’s work. Katy Waldman, The New Yorker, 3 May 2021

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First Known Use of subsumption

1652, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for subsumption

New Latin subsumption-, subsumptio, from subsumere

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The first known use of subsumption was in 1652

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“Subsumption.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subsumption. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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