Meaning of subset in English:


Pronunciation /ˈsʌbsɛt/

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

    ‘computer vendors usually only support a small subset of the disks available’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘These people do not come from one of his swing-voter subsets.’
    • ‘People create their own subsets, or as a marketer will explain, ladders.’
    • ‘This means that the subsets of data selected as indicative of the future are those that confirm a prejudice of the selecter.’
    • ‘A populous generation sees its subsets defining their own demographics by what they are not as much as by what they are.’
    • ‘Genres like film music, rap, folk, rock are subsets of it.’
    • ‘In recent times the Territory has been divided up into these succinct subsets to assist in effective administration.’
    • ‘These have contacts lists consisting of different subsets of my actual list of contacts.’
    • ‘The foreshore and seabed being owned by a subset of New Zealanders instead of all New Zealanders is what the billboard is about.’
    • ‘You could even perhaps create a script to define a subset of people whom you ‘trust’ to pull in links referencing your post.’
    • ‘For developing countries, currency crises are an important subset of financial crises.’
    • ‘There were far fewer votes cast in the referendum than in the arts regular councillor race even though arts regular is a subset of arts.’
    • ‘The council is a subset of Students' Council, made up of councillors who represent co-op students.’
    • ‘Mutations are only a subset of what existed previously, so, as one would expect, the world is losing creature kinds not gaining them.’
    • ‘They mentioned the photo-stream limit, but did not mention that everything else is a subset of the photo-stream.’
    • ‘Within the trial, researchers looked at a subset of 138 patients with diabetes.’
    • ‘There's a certain subset of opera fans who dismiss Rossini comic operas with a haughty wave.’
    • ‘It's an echo chamber for the common wisdom of the subset of people who use the site more than anything else.’
    1. 1.1Mathematics A set of which all the elements are contained in another set.
      ‘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.’
      • ‘One crucial tabulation involves determining the number of subsets of the 12 possible Bingos of a particular size that cover a particular number of squares.’
      • ‘His idea was that every real number r divides the rational numbers into two subsets, namely those greater than r and those less than r.’