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subsume

sub·sume

subsume

 
pronunciation:
sb sum
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: subsumed, subsumes, subsuming
definition 1: to classify, consider, or include (an idea, proposition, or the like) in a more comprehensive or general category or principle.
In the budget, car expenditures are subsumed under the category of household expenses.
similar words:
include
definition 2: to consider (a case, act, or the like) to be covered by a general rule.
derivation: subsumable (adj.)