# Definitions for **Subset**ˈsʌbˌsɛt

### This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word **Subset**

### Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sub•setˈsʌbˌsɛt(n.)

a set that is a part of a larger set.

Math. a set consisting of elements of a given set that can be the same as the given set or smaller.

**Category:**Math

#### Origin of **subset**:

1900–05

### Princeton's WordNet

subset(noun)

a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set

### Wiktionary

subset(Noun)

With respect to another set, a set such that each of its elements is also an element of the other set.

subset(Noun)

A group of things or people, all of which are in a specified larger group.

We asked a subset of the population of the town for their opinion.

### Freebase

Subset

In mathematics, especially in set theory, a set A is a subset of a set B, or equivalently B is a superset of A, if A is "contained" inside B, that is, all elements of A are also elements of B. A and B may coincide. The relationship of one set being a subset of another is called inclusion or sometimes containment.

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