# Subset meaning

Subset is defined as a portion, particularly in mathematics.

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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A set whose members are all contained in another set. The set of positive integers, for example, is a subset of the set of integers.

A set contained within a set.

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Any group that is part of a larger group.

A small but vocal *subset* of the city's dog owners.

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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.

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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.

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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.

## Origin of subset

- From
*sub-*+"Ž set### From Wiktionary