Subset

n.

Pronunciation

/ˈsʌbˌsɛt/

Definition

Generic term to describe a group living within another group.

Subsets typically refer to how classes are set up within a hierarchy. A child node or category may also be referred to as a subset of a parent category, though the category or node nomenclature is preferred.

Category

Hierarchy

Related Terms

Subclass, Superclass

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