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Noun: subsumption  sub'súmp-shun
  1. The premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term (which is the subject of the conclusion)
    - minor premise, minor premiss
  2. Incorporating something under a more general category

Derived forms: subsumptions

Type of: assumption, categorisation [Brit], categorization, classification, premise, premiss, sorting

Part of: syllogism

Encyclopedia: Subsumption