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)
Another strategy is to remove more specific clauses in the presence of more general ones by a process known as subsumption (Robinson 1965a).
While this is certainly better than manually adding some property / subproperty lists, especially for maintenance purposes, it requires that the underlying models (e.g. FOAF if you want to deal with rdfs: label / foaf: name subsumption) must be loaded in the triple store, which you can do when setting it up, e.g.:
There are no other parameters that might halt their subsumption of the troublesome race?
The subsumption of the psyche makes it available for further re-conceptualisation, for the invention of new pathologies and new perversions.
They include women's enclaves that for centuries remained hidden behind the art historical depictions of women made by male artists -- enclaves that except for the religious orders have become depreciated in their cultural and commercial subsumption today, if not made near-extinct in the West.
Their position is “a subsumption of Otherness” with imperialistic implications (Utopian Bodies 134). close window
But at the same time the idealist tradition clearly bridled — and increasingly so under the Napoleonic occupation — at the idea of the subsumption of particular individuality under universal processes, particularly where this threatened to negate the independent moral or political agency of the person.
I am wondering if the announcement of the subsumption of the P.C.E.D. is coming on a Saturday, when the V.I.S. does not publish.
In addition, although not explained here, there are connections to other logics, subsumption as a part of special kinds of algebraic logic, finite Boolean algebras and switching circuit theory, and Boolean matrices.