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Meaning of SUBSUMPTION

Pronunciation:  sub'sumpshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  incorporating something under a more general category
  2. [n]  the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
 

SUBSUMPTION is a 11 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: minor premise, minor premiss
 
 See Also: assumption, categorisation, categorization, classification, middle term, minor term, premise, premiss, sorting, syllogism

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sub*sump"tion\, n.
1. The act of subsuming, or of including under another.

         The first act of consciousness was a subsumption of
         that of which we were conscious under this notion.
                                               --Sir W.
                                               Hamilton.

2. That which is subsumed, as the minor clause or premise of
   a syllogism.

         But whether you see cause to go against the rule, or
         the subsumption under the rule.       --De Quincey.

 

 

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