from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act of subsuming.
- n. Something subsumed.
- n. Logic The minor premise of a syllogism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the act of subsuming, or something subsumed
- n. The premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of subsuming, or of including under another.
- n. That which is subsumed, as the minor clause or premise of a syllogism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of subsuming; the act of mentioning as an instance of a rule or an example of a class; the act of including under something more general (and, in the strict use of the word, something already considered), as a particular under a universal, or a species under a genus.
- n. That which is subsumed; the minor premise of a syllogism, when stated after the major premise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. incorporating something under a more general category
- n. the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
Latin subsūmptiō, subsūmptiōn-, a subsuming, from subsūmptus, past participle of subsūmere, to subsume; see subsume.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)