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superset

(definition)

Definition: A set S1 is a superset of another set S2 if every element in S2 is in S1. S1 may have elements which are not in S2.

See also subset.

Note: If S1 is a superset of S2, S2 is a subset of S1.

Author: PEB


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Paul E. Black, "superset", in Dictionary of Algorithms and Data Structures [online], Vreda Pieterse and Paul E. Black, eds. 17 December 2004. (accessed TODAY) Available from: https://www.nist.gov/dads/HTML/superset.html