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Noun subset has 1 sense
  1. subset - a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set
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A subset is a portion or part of a larger set or group. It contains elements that are found in the original set.

Parts of Speech:

  • Noun

Senses and Usages:

  1. Sense:

    In mathematics, a subset refers to a collection of elements belonging to a given set.


    For the set A = {1, 2, 3}, subsets of A include {1, 2}, {2, 3}, {1, 3}, {1}, {2}, {3}, and {} (the empty set).

  2. Sense:

    In computer science, subsets are used to represent subsets of data.


    Consider a set of all cities in a country. Subsets can represent various groupings like cities with populations above a certain threshold, cities within a specific region, etc.

  3. Sense:

    In everyday language, subsets describe smaller or localized sections within a larger community or society.


    The subset of the population residing in a particular city or province can have unique characteristics and preferences.

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