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Meaning of SUBSUME

Pronunciation:  sub'soom

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle
  2. [v]  contain or include; "This new system subsumes the old one"

SUBSUME is a 7 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: colligate
 See Also: include, include



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Sub*sume"\, v. t. [Pref. sub- + L. sumere to take.]
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.

      To subsume one proposition under another. --De Quincey.

      A principle under which one might subsume men's most
      strenuous efforts after righteousness.   --W. Pater.