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a. The act of subsuming.
b. Something subsumed.
2. Logic The minor premise of a syllogism.
[Latin subsūmptiō, subsūmptiōn-, a subsuming, from subsūmptus, past participle of subsūmere, to subsume; see subsume.]
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the act of subsuming or the state of being subsumed
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1. the act of subsuming.
2. the state of being subsumed.
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|Noun||1.||subsumption - the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)|
syllogism - deductive reasoning in which a conclusion is derived from two premises
assumption, premise, premiss - a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn; "on the assumption that he has been injured we can infer that he will not to play"
minor term - the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion
middle term - the term in a syllogism that is common to both premises and excluded from the conclusion
|2.||subsumption - incorporating something under a more general category|
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