from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A set containing all elements of a problem under consideration.

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  • noun set theory A set large enough to contain all sets under consideration in the current context.

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  • noun (mathematics) the set that contains all the elements or objects involved in the problem under consideration


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