Sub*sume" (?), v. t. [Pref. sub- + L. sumere to take.]

To take up into or under, as individual under species, species under genus, or particular under universal; to place (any one cognition) under another as belonging to it; to include under something else.

To subsume one proposition under another. De Quincey.

A principle under which one might subsume men's most strenuous efforts after righteousness. W. Pater.


© Webster 1913.

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