subset subset  /ˈsəb ˌsɛt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a set whose members are members of another set; a set contained within another set

Usage(s):

  1. More alarming is a growing subset of TB cases, estimated at half a million, that are resistant to more than one of the handful of anti-TB drugs.
  2. Online networks targeting pet lovers are common, but a growing subset is catering to the pets themselves, including MyCatSpace.
  3. More alarming is a growing subset of TB cases, estimated at half a million, that are resistant to more than one of the handful of anti-TB drugs.

News

  1. Diabetes drug points the way to overcoming drug resistance in melanoma

    Despite the success of melanoma-targeting drugs, tumors inevitably become drug resistant and return, more aggressive than before. Researchers now describe how they increase the effectiveness of anti-melanoma drugs by combining anticancer therapies with diabetes drugs. Their studies, conducted in cell and animal models of melanoma, demonstrate that the combined therapy could destroy a subset of ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  2. FINRA Reviews & Responses: SDDCO's Update on Small Firm Exams

    NEW YORK, N.Y. -- via PRWEB - SDDCO Regulatory Services LLC (SDDCO-RS) provides outsourced regulatory compliance services to FINRA member broker-dealers. Their study of 2012 FINRA audits concerns a subset ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Tonys 2013: Neil Patrick Harris jumps through hoop, puts on show

    Broadway dreams get a warm embrace in a lively telecast once again hosted by the unshakable Neil Patrick Harris. Broadway, you are a place and an idea, a subset of an artform bounded by certain northerly, easterly, westerly and southerly Manhattan streets surrounding the walk-through pinball machine known as Times Square. Sunday night at Radio City Music Hall, which is outside your official ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

Quotes

  1. "I think it's pretty obvious the economy is on most people's minds now and is clearly the greatest challenge that we face; a subset of that is health care," McCain said.
    on Mar 7, 2008 By: John McCain Source: Houston Chronicle

  2. "For me, generally, a fee is something which applies to a subset of the population. A tax is something which is far more broadly applied," Romney said in 2003.
    on Aug 28, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Forbes

  3. "And then part of that changes how we think about moving forward on race relations. Race relations becomes a subset of a larger problem in our society, which is we have a diverse, complicated society where people have a lot of different...
    on Jan 18, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Reuters

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cursory cursory
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