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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.]

sub·sump′tive adj.
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the act of subsuming or the state of being subsumed
subˈsumptive adj
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(səbˈsʌmp ʃən)

1. the act of subsuming.
2. the state of being subsumed.
[1630–40; < Medieval Latin subsūmptiō=subsūm(ere) to subsume + Latin -tiō -tion]
sub•sump′tive, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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
categorisation, categorization, sorting, classification - the basic cognitive process of arranging into classes or categories
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These constraints act on subsumption processes by specifying conditions that make reference to the internal semantic makeup of lexical and constructional templates.
Constraints on Subsumption and Amalgamation Processes in the Lexical Constructional Model: the Case of phone and email
Indeed, any mechanical subsumption criterion would be revealed as unproductive as the automatic linkage of legal rules (principles or rules) dogma, because a strict approach - located in a syllogistic-formal plan or based at the authority who has laid down the normative commands--bump at the necessary considerations about the minimal legitimacy and the nuclear evaluative correction of the legal system.
Beaney very concisely discusses the key issues in Fregean semantics--the function-argument analysis, the distinction between subordination and subsumption, the fundamental distinction between object and concept, identity statements, types of context, compositionality, and, obviously, the sense and reference of names, sentences and concept-words.
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A complete de facto integration of the armed forces and the Ministry of Defence (actual subsumption, NOT mere labeling!), inclusive of such elements of the Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Finance and and CAG as are vital to national defence in its totality, would seem to be a sine qua non to developing such an overall military machine on the one hand, and putting in place an apex Defence structure necessary for support, oversight and direction, on the other!
Academic snobbery must also be inculpated: the Amis oeuvre tenaciously avoids subsumption into fashionable critical narratives, and Girl, 20 will never appear on an American college syllabus.
This work supports the subsumption of Glochidion into Phyllanthus.
The harmonious play of imagination and understanding is a relation in which they are felt to satisfy the subsumption of an object under a concept.
This interpretation is consistent with Marx's distinction between the 'formal' and the 'real' subsumption of labour by capital.
Closely following Eagle's disillusionment with Moonshy's obsolescent model of the gradual politicization of the proletariat, the violent sublation of his mind by Grimus's machine explicitly anticipates the recent resurgence of interest in Marx's theory of subsumption. Describing the process by which capital internalizes that which is exterior or autonomous, Marx distinguishes betweenformal and real subsumption.The former he designates.
The relation between science and metaphysics is also analysed, according to which there is neither a subsumption of one into the other nor are they totally separate areas.