from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- transitive verb To classify or include in a more comprehensive category or under a general principle.
- transitive verb To absorb (something) into or cause (something) to be overshadowed by something else.
from The Century Dictionary.
- In logic, to state (a case) under a general rule; instance (an object or objects) as belonging to a class under consideration.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- transitive verb To take up into or under, as individual under species, species under genus, or particular under universal; to place (any one cognition) under another as belonging to it; to include under something else.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- verb To
place(any one cognition) under another as belongingto it; to includeor containunder something else.
- verb To
consideran occurrenceas part of a principle or rule; to colligate
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- verb contain or include
- verb consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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"subsume" the least of individual things except in so far as the material element which is its body would surround all living things and bring them into contact with one another.
But in the world of professional cooking, learning requires you to subsume yourself and your ego in the undifferentiated mass that labors at the bottom of the kitchen hierarchy.
So how about we subsume “states rights” within the general concept of “subsidiarity”?
The truth about Custer --- which is to say one of the truths about him --- that Berger is getting at through Jack Crabb is that Custer was intensely charismatic and he had that ability charismatic leaders have of convincing other people to subsume their egos in his and to start seeing the world the way they do, as being all about and for them.
Infact, after controlling for regional heterogeneity, any one of these three variables is sufficient to subsume the impact of regime type on wars, militarized interstate disputes (MIDs), and fatal disputes.
A statement which so mischaracterised the nature of the relationship between any supporters and their national side that it threatened to subsume all legitimate definitions of trust into its black hole of idiocy.
And finally, "A few collections of essays on novelists or various aspects of fiction have been especially valuable because of the attitudes torwards fiction that subsume them:"
Ms. Sussman, who was born in England in 1961 but lives and works in Brooklyn, has the ability to subsume viewers in opulence with images as thick and sweet as molasses.
The older I get, the less I want to subsume my entire life's work and hopes into some poor small person who would have done nothing to deserve the resentment I would surely feel.
Technocratic bad ideas tend to co-opt and subsume the elites and those with money and power.