Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A set contained within a set.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. With respect to another set, a set such that each of its elements is also an element of the other set.
  • n. A group of things or people, all of which are in a specified larger group.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In mathematics, a proper part or the whole of the set: thus, a subset of S is a set every element of which belongs to S.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set

Etymologies

From sub- +‎ set (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • Bilby, I hope you get over your code.

    October 19, 2010

  • I like to sit and watch the subset by the ⊂.

    October 19, 2010

  • A set in a set *thumbsup*

    May 20, 2009