Etymology
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subsume (v.)

1530s, from Modern Latin subsumere "to take under," from Latin sub "under" (see sub-) + sumere "to take, obtain, buy," from sus‑, variant of sub‑ "up from under" + emere "to take" (from PIE root *em- "to take, distribute"). Related: Subsumed; subsuming, subsumption.

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Definitions of subsume

subsume (v.)
contain or include;
This new system subsumes the old one
subsume (v.)
consider (an instance of something) as part of a general rule or principle;
Synonyms: colligate
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