- a mathematical set in which every element in the set is also contained in a larger set or in an equal set: the even numbers are a
*subset*of the whole numbers - any group that is part of a larger group: a small but vocal
*subset*of the city's dog owners

- An example of subset is a classroom to an entire school.
- An example of subset is {4, 5, 6} from {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9}.

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## subset

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## subset

noun

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(*plural* subsets)

From *sub-* +"Ž *set*

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## subset - Computer Definition

A group of commands or functions that do not include all the capabilities of the original specification. Software or hardware components designed for the subset will also work with the original. However, any component designed for the full original specification will not operate with the subset product. Contrast with superset.

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