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 Dictionary entry overview: What does subsume mean? 

SUBSUME (verb)
  The verb SUBSUME has 2 senses:

1. contain or include
2. consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle

  Familiarity information: SUBSUME used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SUBSUME (verb)

Sense 1subsume [BACK TO TOP]


Contain or include

Classified under:

Verbs of being, having, spatial relations

Context example:

This new system subsumes the old one

Hypernyms (to "subsume" is one way to...):

include (have as a part, be made up out of)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something

Sense 2subsume [BACK TO TOP]


Consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting


colligate; subsume

Hypernyms (to "subsume" is one way to...):

include (consider as part of something)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s something PP

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