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Definition of subsume verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[usually passive] subsume something + adv./prep. (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they subsume
he / she / it subsumes
past simple subsumed
-ing form subsuming
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to include something in a particular group and not consider it separately All these different ideas can be subsumed under just two broad categories.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: subsume