Definition of subset in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsəbˌset/


1A part of a larger group of related things.
Example sentences
  • A common response of roots to anoxia is the synthesis of a subset of anaerobic proteins related to the glycolytic and fermentation pathways.
  • Also, random selection of CDs would only work on a subset of contiguous disks.
  • Liberal, conservative, New Right - they're all exercises in descriptive creativity with distinct subsets within them.
1.1 Mathematics A set of which all the elements are contained in another set.
Example sentences
  • This places different demands on the problem solver in connecting it to the two given subsets, the superset, and the set solicited in the final sentence for finding an answer.
  • The problems in this study were part-part-whole problems in which subsets combine to form supersets.
  • Then homogenize: randomly permute rows and columns within the subsets that have equal totals.

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Syllabification: sub·set

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