Definition of subset in English:


Syllabification: sub·set
Pronunciation: /ˈsəbˌset


  • 1A part of a larger group of related things.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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